Thursday, January 16, 2014

more lbb

Another sparrow, above, and, below, inspired by Rhonda, one painted without any drawing.
It was interesting to me to do these together: without the guide and/or "safety net" of the drawing, I felt I had to push myself a little (a good thing) and respond more to what I was looking at on the page than to the reference photo. It's not as "accurate" as the drawn one but it seems livelier ... Perhaps one day I'll be able to combine the best of both approaches!
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RH Carpenter said...

Ah, you are putting me to shame!!! Love the look of both of these. It is a different mindset when painting without drawing - or just drawing with the brush - but I like the way I slow down and look more closely when I do this :)

Debbie Nolan said...

Laura - both are beautiful. Love all the nuances of color you have brought out in these sweet birds. Thanks for sharing.

Joyfulartist said...

There is so much variation in sparrows, how do you know the first one isn't accurate? They are both well done.

Barbara Muir said...

I love among other things the gestures which are totally bang on. I took a whole series of photos of sparrows this summer and these two look exactly like what I was seeing.


XOXOXO Barbara