Red-Bellied Woodpecker Watercolour sketch

Red-bellied woodpecker sketch
Watercolour + Graphite on hot pressed paper
6x8”


Some days call for curling up on the sofa with a blanket, a pad of paper and a travel watercolour kit. The limited resources at hand creates a different perspective on how to tackle the design. 

For example, there is a single, tiny waterbrush with the kit, no paper towel, and just some synthetic sponges for cleaning off the brush, or removing excess water. The tip of the brush has a tendency to stay wetter than I’d like, working on a small scale - so that I have to deal with puddles where I might prefer some control. 

That said, it’s a wonderful way to break out of the winter blahs and give creativity a nudge.




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