Bring On The Blue

After staring at this Macaw for a day, I took the leap and got started with inking in some blue feathers. Blue is definitely a color fit for a day like today; dreary, wet and cold. I was a bit hesitant at first because I wasn’t sure if the blue that I had would turn out to be too dark and end up looking more black than blue next to the red feathers. Fortunately that doesn’t seem to be the case. I’m still a little hesitant though but that’s mostly because I rarely, if ever, use blue in my drawings, so I’m still unfamiliar with how it works with other colors in pointillism. It’s complementary color is orange and if I was doing orange feathers, then blue would be perfect for creating the shadows but orange for making shadows on blue? I have yet to test that out. For now I’m working with purple to make the shadows but I can’t really tell any difference from the purple and just adding another layer of blue. Oh well, I’m really just figuring this out as I go along, which pretty much sums up the story of my life. 😋

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Pen and ink artist inspired by Nature, Beauty, Spirit and Song.

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