IN THIS EXERCISE, YOU WILL HAVE FUN WITH ABSTRACT WASHES TO CREATE A BIRD FAMILY. A CIRCULAR WASH—OR BLOB OF PAINT, IF YOU WILL—CAN BE THE BEGINNING OF AN IMAGINARY ANIMAL, PLANT, FLOWER, OR PATTERN. USING A GEL PEN OR MARKER, WE WILL ADD LEGS AND A BEAK TO OUR CIRCULAR WASH TO BRING THE BIRD TO LIFE.
Newspaper or large craft paper
Black gouache or black watercolor
Inexpensive brush for mixing
White heavy cardstock or watercolor paper
Mop brush or flat brush
Black paint pen, marker, or gel pen
1. Cover your work space with newspaper or large craft paper.
2. On a palette, mix black gouache with water ...