watercolour bird

Most of the times, tattoos are inspired and made after artwork but in this case, the painting came afterwards. My sister got this birdy tattoo a while ago and ever since she found the perfect frame for it she begged me for a painting of it. And so, many, many months and nagging later, I finally got to it, and as it turned out, it took me less than I expected. 

Here are some pictures with the painting in progress, meet Chippy:

I used watercolours because I like the way the colours blend and how the water and paper give the colour-marks such a nice texture. Then, of course, came the details (in crayons, pencils and markers) which took the longest, but what's a painting for me without any details?


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