This is a slightly-more-successful postcard, even though I don’t like the way the nose worked out. Also, I should have made my sketch lines more sketchy, because you can see the shoulder and hip circles I drew when I was figuring out the proportions. I do like the orange color. I’m quite fond of foxes.
I used some of Tim Holz’s interesting Kraft scrapbook paper as a base here. The thing about this paper is that the design itself isn’t very noticeable until you paint over with ink or a paint wash. Then the resist-printed design shows through. I did the sketch on the left and the owl on the …
Here’s another bird drawing that I did while on the phone. I sketched it with the pen I usually write with, my favorite uniball vision elite, and when I got home I finished inking it in with a brush and some liquid blue ink. I’d hoped that the background patter would have made more of …