Hopeless Horn Bird

hopeless horn bird
This one started out on canvas – acrylic – small 9″ x 12″ canvas, but I needed to add more details and the canvas was too rough for me to dig into. I will either need to start playing around on a smoother paper or wood surface in the future, or continue to let Photoshop serve as a detail magnifier. As much as I sincerely love dirtying my hands and entire wardrobe with caustic paints, digital painting is wonderful because it lets me Dodge and Burn the image without impatiently muddying the entire painting. Ctrl+z is only valid for tactile paintings if the media is still wet or you don’t mind a little sandpaper. The only fault I can find with digital painting is that it doesn’t drip and randomly spread, but I am sure there is an action or a filter for that. And I always have sketches to fall back on for messing up my hands with graphite.
As far as the image is concerned, it is an attempt at something hopeless and static. Sometimes the winter gets to your brain like that. Manic happy is soon to follow.

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