Lilac Bird

Lilac Bird - student project

I had quite the journey with this bird! 

so i sketched my bird and then did the color testing on Photoshop! Not sure why i insisted on this color scheme ; like a navy blue and like a lilac and initially I had orange as well! 

 

Lilac Bird - image 1 - student project

and i felt the orange looked okay on the lilac but not sure how it was going to be translated when I paint it especially  on the navy blue!

Lilac Bird - image 2 - student project

and so my first trial was same as the digital sketch...but It got really messy and the white floral branches on the wing were too bold and I didn't like the orange! so I decided to go for second round! 
Lilac Bird - image 3 - student project

And so i eliminated the orange from the color scheme and added more white.. Although the colors are cooler , and the lilac shade is a bit darker than the first one , but I feel this is a much more successful painting than the first one...

 

I would love to hear your thoughts! and Thank you Vanessa for an amazing class!

Talar Tokajian
Artist & Interior Designer
Teacher