This is my conure, Pepper. Like my cat, she’s very photogenic and lends her image to a lot of artwork. The one below was an experiment with my grandchildren’s watercolor crayons. It looks elementary like the medium I was using. I think the texture of the paper was too pronounced.
Here’s an acrylic painting of her from a previous post. What a dignified profile!
Recently I decided to try out some watercolor crayons I’d bought for my grandchildren. I had in mind to use some bold colors and make a really bright and cheery mushroom. Mushroom 1 above is the result. It looks kind of like a child’s drawing which could be the result of making art with children – or – it could be the medium.
So for Mushroom 2 below, I tried using local color for a more natural look but I didn’t like the texture created by the watercolor crayons on the rough paper.
Both of these paintings were done from the same mushroom photo which I found on a copyright free site called Pixabay. I highly recommend it as a resource for images.