I thought it would be fun to look at this one step-by-step. Click on any image to view a larger version.
Step one: The focal point
Step two: Add second bird
Step three: Add third bird (I'm detecting a patteren here)
Step four: You guessed it - Add fourth bird
Step five: I'm out of birds so I start to go over the drawing with a Pilot G2 pen. Building up bold lines to emphasise focal points
Step six: Finished pen drawing
Step seven: Just add water(color) I should have stopped at step six!
I am taking a detour from the beach for a moment. These finches were going to town on the bird feeder last night. I thought they made a nice subject.
I'm doing this in my new Moleskine. I got to the point where I had to decide if I were going to add color to this. I really want to color it, but it's on this really weird moleskiine paper that makes the pen work look great, but the watercolor sucks.
What the Hell.... I went for it. Maybe I'll find a way to get a unique look out of the awful paper.