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Owl Try This Again Sometime

I just finished “Archimedes”, my little Saw Whet owl.  While painting this I tried to start incorporating some much looser strokes, and I spent a lot of time flicking the brush around the edges to create atmosphere and dynamics.  Even at rest, I wanted this guy to have some energy!

watercolor painting of screech owl
watercolor painting of screech owl

Sepia Scribbles


I visited a really cool art store (PLA-ZA) while I was recently in Nashville, and one of the things they had was watercolor markers.  I have become somewhat familiar with watercolor pencils, but had not seen or tried markers.  I was totally giddy!  I decided to buy one to play around with (a Winsor & Newton in sepia), and here is a butterfly I just quickly scribbled out with it.  The pen was very smooth, and I was able to draw almost brushlike strokes and fine lines using both sides of the marker.  It also goes on a bit darker with the brushtip, so you can achieve some color variation! I will have to get more colors and see where they take me!