Saturday, July 26, 2008

Elephant 2 and flamingo, too

I decided to do a different elephant, and this is
the finished one. The same client wants this
flamingo, too. They are both watercolors on
canvas. But I also added some colored pencil, and
acrylic paint. I used the colored pencil to add
some texture and details in the feathers and
the elephant skin. The acrylic is on the tusks,
and the blue background, as well as any black.
These canvases do not have to be framed; you
can just hang them on the wall. I paint the
edges black, too, so it almost gives the illusion
of a frame. I seal them with a spray that makes
them waterproof.
I hope she likes the elephant; she has already
seen the flamingo.
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