All art is but imitation of nature.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Since yesterday's watercolor experiment worked out better than I'd hoped I decided to retry an earlier attempt at painting a kingfisher. The photo above is used with the permission of my Mum. Thanks Mum :)
The image below was painted the day I bought my first set of tube watercolor paints, on the 2nd of May this year. I didn't water them down enough and tried to use them like acrylics, rather unsuccessfully.
I wasn't very happy with the results from my first attempt but I figured it was a first attempt after all. So we learn and move on.
This was today's result without any pen detail. (above)
This is today's result after the pen detail was added. (below)
I still think the pen is way too thick, I'll have to buy a .1 or .2 pen sooner than I planned but I definitely think the second painting is a vast improvement on the first though I'm glad I took a scan copy before I added the ink. I forgot to do that on the thrush yesterday.
So what do you think?