As much as I am loving playing around with abstract art work, I still need to make time for what I normally like to work on.
Just because I like to work on something, doesn't mean that I can't push my boundaries a little. This is a little different than what I am used to. Normally I like to work with watercolor and micron pens straight on to watercolor or mixed media paper.
This time around, I layered patterned paper on Bristol board and then placed a light layer of gesso over the whole thing. The bird was drawn/painted with inktense pencils and highlights were added with gouache. The whole time I was trying to ignore the itch to use micron pens.
A lot more materials were used than what I'm usually comfortable with, but overall I loved the outcome. And I think that it still felt a like it was mine. Definitely a process I would love to try again!