Splendid Fairywren - Malurus splendens

Splendid Fairywren - Malurus splendens - student project

Splendid Fairywren - Malurus splendens - image 1 - student project

This is one of the hardest part for me, to get the proportions right.

Splendid Fairywren - Malurus splendens - image 2 - student project

I never had the idea to use a waterproof pen to block the darkest areas, so it was a nice thing to try. Of course, I evaluated several art supplies using Kendyll's example and did swatches to test them on a separated piece of paper.

Splendid Fairywren - Malurus splendens - image 3 - student project

I was going to do the left one with liquid watercolor, but once I started the right one with the copic markers I decided to do both first layers with them.

I'm still working on them.

I decided to do just one bird and here is the final piece:

Splendid Fairywren - Malurus splendens - image 4 - student project