Hi everyone, I decided to draw a parrot because I don’t know much about them and I never drew one before. Above is a pen sketch: coloured with Posca markers, on Strathmore toned paper.
In my last couple of posts, I was fooling around with Akashiya Sai brush pens. The pens produce transparent colours. This time, I wanted to try opaque colours on a black background. I think the effect is quite vibrant.
I used Strathmore artist tiles for the black paper and Posca paint markers for the coloured circles. Posca markers are made by the same people who make my favorite white pen, Mitsubishi Uni. The markers are water-based, odorless and opaque. They are fun to work with, the colours pop and produce a graphic look.
In this pattern, I used the white pens to accentuate the jellyfish look of the circles. I usually paint jellyfish motifs with transparent watercolours. It is interesting to illustrate them in this opaque manner as well. It kind of looks like an underwater nightscape.
In others news, I wanted you, my dear readers, to know that I will be on holidays until September. This holiday is long overdue and I am very excited to go. This will be my last post until then.
Wishing you a great summer!