Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Coffee Sparrow

 I figured I'd show a WIP of a painting I did yesterday. I felt like painting using pretty much just coffee.
Yes, coffee.
And of course I painted a sparrow!!
So, here's a walk through. The finished painting is at the end.

The sketch. A little difficult to see, sorry. I start all my paintings with a pencil sketch.

 The first layer of coffee. Everything gets  a coffee wash.

 Darkening up the brown areas. This is around 5 washes of coffee.

 Another 10 or so washes of coffee, and adding the black watercolor.

More coffee, more black watercolor. Almost done!

The finished painting!! Painted exclusively with coffee and black watercolor! Yay!
Part of A Study in Sparrows.

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