Kereru - student project

Thank you, Liz, for your class.

I´ve finished the first part and here are my results. 

Kereru - image 1 - student project

Inspiration board - my beloved wood pigeon, New Zealand Kereru, and some kiwi plants (eucalyptus, kowhai and pohutukawa tree). I also included palette, which is on a separate layer for convenience later on. 

Kereru - image 2 - student projectSketch. 

Kereru - image 3 - student project

Ink. I´ve found out that I make most changes in the process of inking. 

Kereru - image 4 - student project

Finalized piece. At least I thought it was for a while. 

Kereru - image 5 - student project

More changes. 

Kereru - image 6 - student project

And my colour alterations. I loooove the pink one (up, on the right).

I have a lot of fun doing the second project - silhouettes art is one of my favourites. I also pick bird, cause - you know, birds are awesome. This one, Spatuletail Hummingbird, especially. 

Kereru - image 7 - student project

So I picked this one and since he has a pretty special form I decided to use just him, not bother with another object. I tried several other bird forms but I was unhappy with the overall composition. 

Kereru - image 8 - student project

Bird, some berries, big flower and looots of leaves. 

Kereru - image 9 - student project

Finished piece.

Kereru - image 10 - student project

And some fun color alterations. I actually quite like the right down one. 

Thank you, Liz!