All of my life I have enjoyed art. I love viewing it, making it and discovering it. Right now I am going through a creative phase. I have decided to undertake a fairly ambitious project. I plan to paint the photo below.
The first phase is the planning phase. I have photocopied this picture in greyscale. This will help me to see the values. There is a lot of light coming through the feathers all of this will make or break the finished piece. I am trying to see this as a series of shapes instead of what it actually is. Can you see the right triangle that makes up the bird's body? How about the upside down tear drop? I have never enjoyed drawing but I may need to practice before I actually start the work of painting. Sketch pad here I come. Wish me luck. I will post pictures of my progress.