Thursday, August 9, 2018


A little toucanette from Costa Rica, also begun with sketching and color in my Strathmore sketchbook before drawing and putting paint to Arches 140# cold press paper.

A little more color in the background of this one as a starting point.

Thought this was going to look stiff, too, so I went in with a scrubber brush and softened the edges before painting the bird.

I think this will look better once the bird gets his colors in.


Sadami said...

Yey, go, go, Rhonda! Just have fun! I just attended the picturebook workshop tonight and am home! Cheers, Sadami

Barbara said...

It's a beautiful soft background.

Chris Lally said...

Love your sweet sketchbook drawing, Rhonda!
And you are a master with those backgrounds. They... suggest. Just perfect!!

Jennifer Rose said...

so colourful :D the background looks great :D

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks so much for your wonderful comments Sadami, Barbra, Chris and Jennifer Rose :)