And here are some more of my "plane art" or the drawings and paintings I do on my flights. I keep a small watercolor palette or a small box of water color pencils, a permanent marker and water brush with me on all flights. That way, all I need is a few ounces of water (that I steal from Jon) and I am all set. I can keep myself busy for hours. I made these 6 drawings on the last flight and then scanned them into my computer and enhanced them when I got home. Overall, I spend a few hours on each piece total. Some take longer than others. I guess if I am feeling very "particular" I can spend hours on one image alone. But, mostly I spend about 40 minutes on the computer with each image.
|Butterflies 4"x6" on watercolor paper|
With this image, I enhanced the background. I prefer it much darker, which can be hard to achieve with watercolor. In the original painting, the texture of the paper is dominant. I like how the dark blue background makes the butterflies vibrant!
|Doggie in the Window|
I added some text behind the dog. I like how it brings to mind a dog's pedigree.
|Fish in the Sea|
I enjoyed transforming this background into what resembles mulberry paper. I think the dark red and golds go well with royalty.
This image was fun for me. I liked working on the tree bark to give it texture, but also I struggled with not coloring it all in! I think I like the look of the uncolored parts. But, while I was doing it, I hesitated and kept wanting to add more color. I wanted to make the bird black, but find it hard to work in black. It is difficult for me to add shadows and highlights and look natural. I used the trick of using purple instead and I am glad I did. The purple gives the bird a bit of unexpected color and yet hints at the sheen that is on a bird's feathers.