I did a lot of sketching and playing around with the design before starting this piece. Somehow, I always feel like I lose a lot of detail and authenticity when making the transition from sketches to full size work, so I am trying to remedy that this time. Unfortunately, I dont have a picture of the design, as its too big to take a good picture of... But here are some "in-progress" shots.
|Watercolour on sketches|
|trying to get gestural poses. Rainbow lorikeet aren't exactly shy parrots so it's not hard to get them mid movement|
|My fabric hanging up, midway through applying resist paste.|
|to give you an idea of the scale|
|applying the resist paste with a cone. Gah! its time consuming...but fun somehow|
|section of the design. Birds in flight!|