This bird is like a fuzzy, winged nebula, so I decided to take a more abstract approach to todayâ€™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 Iâ€™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 didnâ€™t want to take the paint. After these two I wasnâ€™t sure I could do this concept justice but I stuck it out and Iâ€™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. Iâ€™m still not 100% satisfied with this result but I do like how some aspects came out.