Meet my little piggies and my little birdies!
Before I show you close-ups and explain, let me say that I can not take credit for these ideas.
My favorite art-journalist is Lori at Elvie Studio. She provided the step-by-step in her post that you can find here. Check out her blog – there is plenty there to get excited about!
Let’s look at my little piggies first. I worked on watercolor paper and I basically just made 5 blobs of color on my page – I opted for yellow, and 2 different shades of pink. Just make blobs – they don’t have to resemble anything. One of my better purchases lately has been a heat gun, which I used to quickly dry the watercolor blobs. Then you use a pen and outline your blobs – making them into piggies. I added ears, snout, feet, and curly tails. Slop on some muddy brown color and blue sky and you’re all set.
Then I moved on to the little birdies. Same thing, make random blobs of color on your page. I used a bit more color for these. Dry them, then use your pen to add beaks, eyes, legs, tail feathers, and wings if you want them. Add some ground – I added bird seed – some sky and then you’re done. I tried to tie my “farm” together with the colors and I love the verse that popped to mind, especially as far as the piggies in mud – “People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” I Samuel 16:7
I hope you have enjoyed my little piggies and birdies. And I reiterate – I can not take credit for the idea. Please check out Elvie Studio at www.elviestudio.blogspot.com. You will be glad that you did!