So we have managed to get to Easter, a time for new beginnings and lots of chocolate !
This is such a hopeful time of year, and the lockdown easing has coincided with some warm sunshine, enough to lift all our spirits
I have been loving the signs of Spring popping up everywhere, and a meet up with friend for a walk and a coffee was the icing on the cake, or fruity flapjack (as that was what we had!)
Here is a lovely little piece to have a go at, a chick just out of the egg
First sketch the chick and the egg shell
Then I do the details, which on this piece are few, just the eye,
and the beak
They the joy of the piece the yellows, to see them dripping off the brush is just pure joy
I use the white of the paper as the highlight then add lemon yellows, cadmium yellows and Indian yellows
Now get darker , with reds and orangy browns, look for the shadows
Finally the legs and the darker shadows with a mix of cadmium red and cobalt blue
I also started on the shell, with burnt sienna on the outside and cerulean blue on the inside
Now the bits that make it pop, add darker shadows to the shell , inside and out, and I like to add some splatters around the chick to add to it's furriness
Have a go, it's fun, it's quick and it works !!
Happy Easter x