Honestly, even though i tried the various monoprints I still had zero idea about what or how I should proceed on with my project.
I liked some of the ideas and the image of the edited monoprints but it still looks incomplete and there was a missing piece that i have no idea how to fill it in.
However as I was looking back on my initial ideas on wanting to cover the different parts of the birds and just so happened that i came across this absolutely wonderful image on google.
This picture is so aesthetically pleasing that it sparked me into knowing what direction i want for this project. Boldly scrapping my monoprint idea, i knew that i wanted watercolour. However, I didn’t want to make it a loose watercolourpiece, i wantedmore defination. So I decided to try a style of watercolour painting/ illustration method that i never tried before.
Overall plan for my boards:
- Wing/ Feathers
It was the first one that i started with and i forgot to take pictures right after the sketch
I specially made sure that each of the feathers are inked with different patterns, just like on a real bird, which fit perfectly of what i was trying to convey about the different baggage.
2. The cycle of time
This was really a fun piece for me to do! Its a very different style and composition that i would usually do. This is a first for me! I really love how it worked out.
By this stage, I loved the green and blue backgrounds and I knew that i wanted to make it a series as such.
I made the close ups/certain parts of the birds spotting a green background while the far away birds to have the blue background.
I was always mesmerised by how birds fly in a huge flock and they never seem to get lost
5. Head= which represents a portrait/reflection.
Just like the monoprinted bird head, I realised that it somehow feels like a self portraiture.
I wanted to add this in, to have a beginning for my set.
Having fun adding colours to my supposingly dark bird ww
6. At last finally!
Humming bird and dance in the sky