These two hens belong to my in-laws, so I guess that makes me a relative of these feathery creatures :)) I used gouache by the way.
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blythart, dave, edwards, gouache, hens
I am a retired man who enjoys expressing himself in pencils and paints. I have had two solo exhibitions in my home town and I love Redbubble. I get as much pleasure from viewing the works of other artists as from creating my own.
well, i reckon this one’s just brilliant….these hens are so lovely i love the work you’ve put into the feathers!
Superb. One of your very best for me.
wonderful! full of detail!
Love the texture! Very creative!
So gorgeous, so love the feather technique, so lovely, such detail, even in their little eyes
Hi Dave, love these two hens. We have chickens in our own backyard, so I like those animals and the way you put them is lovely.Love your gouachework, by the way. I have purchased some gouache tubes also, because we use it at Thangka-paintings (Tibetan Buddhist iconography) in a very transparant way. Maybe I will use it for my mandalas some time in the future… Love the many possible different ways of working with this medium.
Greetings from Holland, Angelique
I sometimes apply watercolour in a series of layers and that often makes it resemble gouache. I haven’t tried using gouache thinly though… good idea … thanks :)
Good work. Love the rich textures and colours.
When using gouache in a very transparant way, you must use lots of water and just a little pigment of the paint. How supprising the results, but you must have much patience to bild up the layers and dip your pencil with paper every time to really use that thin pigment and not only that bulk of water… Really a special technic that Thangka-painting… at least according to the tradition I learn…
Thank you for being so helpful.