Painting A Fabulous Flamingo
Capturing The Texture of Feathers Through Broken Color Washes!
Fabulous, funky, funny, flamingos! They're an ideal subject for an artist to capture. From the pinks of their feathers to that impossibly, long neck, they are the embodiment of playful fun.
By using suggested texture, "disappearing purple," broken color washes, and a myriad of colors, we can easily and quickly create this gorgeous creature on our page.
If you struggle with drawing, this is an excellent class for you as I introduce using a "grid system" to help you scale up your photo references without tracing. Using a grid system allows you to strengthen your drawing skills faster than tracing but without the pain of trying to draw without any system at all.
This class also addresses using contrast and values to make our birds look like they really are standing out in the warm sunlight!
I hope you'll come and join me!
Laure Ferlita is an accomplished watercolorist residing in sunny Florida. Watercolors, nature, travel, painting on location, sketching for the joy of it, and most especially, color, are her passions!
Vibrant color can be found in almost any subject and its shadows. It is her joy to bring those colors to life on paper with some paint and a little water. For many years, Laure worked as a graphic designer, so you will most likely see a strong graphic element in her work.
She started sharing her joy and love of sketching on location over at ImaginaryTrips.com in 2009 and has helped many "travelers" to find their artistic voice since then.
“Watercolor, for me, is the perfect sketching medium." Laure says. “It provides ease of use, quick color saturation, and clean up is a snap and really, you don't need much equipment. After you move past the hype of how difficult watercolor can be, you find out how much fun it is to get out there and actually create on location. It's way too much fun!"
To see more of Laure's work, please visit her blog, Painted Thoughts or her Instagram account at @laure.ferlita.