5.5X8.5 mixed media on Bienfang sketchbook. First version is the BEFORE image where I used only watercolor over graphite drawing. On the mixed media paper there was not enough contrast. (This is a cropped view of a flying white pelican). Yesterday I took Montana acrylic markers and went over the water using green and dark blue, then a light pink over the bird's upper beak. Next I put white marker in spots on his feathers to brighten him up, and splattered periwinkle blue with a large brush when dry. Lastly I applied black India ink via dropper for partial outlines and darkest darks.
Image COPYRIGHT 2016 Kay Smith.