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A Paltry Affair by ursulav A Paltry Affair by ursulav
My collage-y neurosis eventually gave way to this. I dunno about the framing elements, but I had a lot of fun with the bird (an eastern phoebe) which is painted on wet-media acetate. It’s kind of a neat surface once you get used to it–I used Pitt pens for most of it, and since there’s very little adherence, I kept pushing the pigment around with the pens. So eventually I put the pens around and pulled out the needle tool I used on Sculpey years back (seriously, one of the most useful things you can have around the studio) and did a scratchboard style technique to across the bird’s back and to pick up the highlights on the branch. Really like the effect, and will probably fool with it again (and anyway, I bought a pad of a dozen sheets…)

Although now that I think of it, the bird’s tail should be a bit longer. It looks more like a flycatcher like this. Damnit.

Anyway, 8 x 8 mixed media, prints available at Red Wombat Studio [link] as usual, and the original is for sale–-drop a line if interested, etc!
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marbleneck Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful bird!
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Thorskegga Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely!
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KanchanCollage Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011   Traditional Artist
Lovely textures!
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waywardclam Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
Indeed, a poultry affair.

(long time fan, compulsive smartass)
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ZoeSotet Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
What brand of acetate do you use? I would love to try this, but I've never heard of this and I can't find anywhere in NZ that sells it.
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SunGryphon Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I keep coming back to this one, and I'm not sure why I hadn't +faved it yet. It's really appealing to me.
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urban-lingo Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
this is so beautiful, i really want to do something like that :heart:
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ayuICHI Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful and interesting.
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Sehvrin Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
Wow, it's beautiful
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animefreak120 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Student General Artist
Great detail on the bird. It looks really good.
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