This is attempt 7 at today's "free flowing butterfly" challenge. Number 2 had a great flow and beautiful blend of colors - but then I added the sketched outlines with a black pen as suggested by the video artist and realized that absolutely ruined the look for me. Loose is hard for me to do so I got several pieces with overworked blobs before I got this on which had at least bit more looseness to it. So on this one, once fairly dry, I went back with a #4 long round picking up a slightly deeper shade of the cerulean blue and used that to add just a bit more definition to the wings instead of the pen. Finished with an old SU sentiment.
Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2021 GMT Views: 304
Registered: April 6, 2009 Location: Weyers Cave, Virginia in the Shenandoah Valley Posts: 24724
Wed, Apr 14, 2021 @ 12:03 PM
Oh, Linda, this loosely flowing water colored butterfly looks so Pleasing to the eye! Number 7 is definitely a Charm and I'm so happy that you persisted! Love your pretty splatters and the colors you chose. A real Beauty indeed~ Hugs
*I know what you mean about that black fine tip pen. I messed up and had to take out some color, but I straightened it out without notice~
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Registered: October 19, 2007 Location: Packer Country, WI Posts: 64389
Wed, Apr 14, 2021 @ 12:10 PM
My eyes are sure liking what I see here. Lovely colors with the blues and pinks. You really have great control with your brushes....not many people would prefer to add details with a brush verses a fine line marker. I applaud you for doing it freehand!!!! Always wait for your creation, and you do not disappoint.
Registered: July 9, 2008 Location: Stars Fell on Alabama Posts: 66669
Wed, Apr 14, 2021 @ 1:53 PM
Indeed, another beauty from you. I love the edging of the butterfly wings not completely filled in. I'm glad I am not the only one who sends some to the trash until I get one I like.
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