This is my most recent mixed media project for Life Book 2016 called “Your Quirky Amazing Life.” The idea was to draw some “quirky birds” in a painting that also represented things in your life that were important to you. For me that was a no-brainer. My family is the most important thing in my life and it was fun to draw us this way.
The project wasn’t difficult but it did take a long time to complete. I used 12″x16″ hot press watercolor paper for this project. Additional supplies were a graphite pencil, water soluble crayons, tombow markers, acrylic paints, white gesso, and pitt pens.
Before I started sketching, I wrote down some things that I think of when I think of my family. For me it is photography, for my sons it is music and basketball. My husband has the biggest heart and is quite smart so I created his bird to represent those qualities.
I had a lot of fun with this project. Thanks for looking!