Friday, 24 March 2017

Cardinal - Courting Pair

These two complete the group I wanted to do for now.
Again a slightly different method. This time I coloured the cartoons with a water soluble pencil. Paint in a pencil form. I do like these.

Papa came first. In retrospect he was harder to do than the female in spite of her "interesting " colour. Just what shade of red IS he. It all depends on where and when you see them or in my case which photo I chose to work from. There is a surprising amount or orange red in this guy.

My first impression of the female was that her colour was predominately olive green, but again light paid a great role here.

So here is the courting pair.
I can almost believe Spring is here.