This bird is like a fuzzy, winged nebula, so I decided to take a more abstract approach to today’s #avianaugust prompt!
I had a couple of false starts this time before the above piece came together. Here they are, there were things I liked in the first one but the splatters were too large. Ultimately I think the second came out way better so I’m glad the splatters made me restart the piece.
I really struggled against the paper for the second attempt – there was some waxy bits that didn’t want to take the paint. After these two I wasn’t sure I could do this concept justice but I stuck it out and I’m glad for it!
I actually painted this the same night as the first auk I posted. After the first painting I wanted to take another crack at attempting to depict the features of this cute little bird. I’m still not 100% satisfied with this result but I do like how some aspects came out.
Aaaa I wrote a piece about Light Cycles last night but the media just would not upload and then I somehow managed to lose my draft post. So here’s just a single photo from the event.