Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Animal Wednesday - Bee Eater

I am finally finished with my big line art project. Project it was too. I will think long and hard before I agree to do something like that again.  It ate all of my creative time. UGH...
I had to dip into a sketchbook I don't often use to find something I hadn't posted before. It is another bee eater I did in colored pencil. It is on a larger scale than I usually work on. I started to do the background then stopped because there was so much paper to cover. I couldn't use watercolors on it because the paper won't take it.  Sigh... I hope all is back to normal around here soon.  HAW to you all...

16 comments:

Susan said...

Beautiful Bee Eater Lisa (I love birding!) the colors are gorgeous and I love how you rendered the feathers. I've come up against the background issue in colored pencil many times,it is so frustrating to cover large areas. VERY recently I've tried learning photoshop and was able to add a digital background a couple of times. My most successful attempt so far is here, if you get a chance:

http://susanbethstudio.blogspot.com/2010/02/if-adrift.html

I have no intentions of completely converting to digital, because I love my pencils too much and watercolor too - but if I'm in a time crunch I give it a try as a supplemental tool. I've still got a lot to learn. Glad your project is done, take a deep breath! HAW

Julie said...

How absolutely gorgeous, LIsa!!! Yes...I know you will be happy to have this big project done, but what a wonderful thing you did!!! Absolutely awesome!!!

Gail said...

Lisa, I love this drawing~ Watercolors are such lovely medium to work with, too bad the paper wasn't cooperating. gail

ArtistUnplugged said...

Beautiful bird.....with you on the background situation. Your line work was wonderful!

PAK ART said...

I know how those big volunteer projects go too. I get sucked in more often than I want to admit. I just agreed last night to be the coordinator for all the props, background, etc for our church's VBS program. Hoping for more of your own time coming your way soon!

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Beautiful bird. Love it. Not sure what big project you are/were doing. Did I miss something?

steviewren said...

I like it with an unfinished background. Beautiful bird.

Teri C said...

It is a good feeling to finish a big successful project like that and now onto your own creative time.

This guy is wonderful and I like the background the way it is.

messyfish said...

gorgeous! I love birds, and the colours are so pretty here...

Mim said...

I love bee eaters - this is lovely. glad you're done with a big project - doesn't that weigh on your mind until complete???

yoon see said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! Lisa, I really love this finished piece.
The colours are so attractive, vibrant and appealing.
I just love your sytle and I have seen so much of your lovely works too, these include the bookmark you sent to me. It arrived here safely two days back.
Thanks for the note too, it did made my day.
Pls. wait for a while for me to put it up on my blog.
By the way, I will send out some goodies to you by tomorrow.
Pls. allow 7 to 14 working days to arrival.

Last but not least, Happy Weekends:)

verobirdie said...

I love the way that bird is looking at me. beautiful.

Quiet Paths said...

I don't know why but this drawing really jumped out at me. I love it.

BT said...

That is gorgeous Lisa, so colourful too. I don't blame you for not filling in all the background!

marianne said...

He is a cutie!!!!
I would finish the background if were you....
Or just a little on the othersides of the bird, ndoesn have to be the whole page.....

Have a nice day Lisa!

SandyCarlson said...

That's a beautiful bird. I never saw one before. Thanks for this image.