Simpler one that’s a couple years old now but I still like it.. it’s a green wood hoopoe. Mainly watercolor. The bird has a watercolor base, which I covered in black pastel and scratched away to create the iridescent feathers. Bit of colored pencil in the branch/pink areas too.
Process and final photos for an experiment in watercolor, watercolor pencil, and acrylic inks on Bristol board. Trying out as a new background for multimedia. Should have taped the edges first, but I’m happy with the birds. Perbelua, 2017.