We spent last weekend in Mississippi with my cousin Selena and family. Selena loves all things owl and while we were there I was inspired to try my hand at a Cori Dantini inspired owl. While my owl is nowhere as whimsical as one of Cori's - I definitely swiped the shape of her owl for mine.
Forgot to take a pic of the pencil sketch but you can see some of it through the watercolor. When we travel I usually take a few art supplies with me - this trip I had my KOI watercolors, a few pencils and black pens/markers, some Stabilo watercolor pencils and my favorite white Sharpie paint pen. It all fits along with my notebook and a small handtowel into a small makeup bag.
I always love how a picture starts to come together with the pen work! It is so worth the time that it takes when suddenly your bird comes alive with personality!
Some pencil shading and a liberal dose of "dots" and the critter is done. This isn't the first time Selena has inspired me to play with owls - check out this post!
Linking to Paint Party Friday,