Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Blue Bird

The finished blue bird. Another experiment with the Yupo paper but this time I took a hard eraser to it to try to create highlights. I think I need a harder eraser to properly create highlights. The eraser residue ended up acting like a wax resits when I went over the areas with markers again. Created a really neat effect.

Obvs I finished this before my arm was put in a sling and I want to do some more experimenting with the Yupo paper but it will have to wait until my arm feels better  :(

7 comments:

Chris Lally said...

It is a very neat effect. Looks like you used it to your advantage. Nice one, Jen!

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely bluebird ~ great closeups of your technique ~ wonderful color ~ thanks,

Wishing you a Happy Day ~ ^_^

Island Wren said...

What an interesting discovery; I wonder if the eraser would have the same effect with watercolours on Yupo? I have been playing with Yupo and water colours lately and having a blast. Your blue bird is lovely.

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Oh this is lovely! You paint wonderful birds, it seems like yupo is a fun surface to work on.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

thanks Chris :)was bit of a happy accident

thank you carol :)

Island Wren, it should have the same effect since the markers use here are water based :) might try next with watercolours :)

thanks Lisa :) it is fun, frustrating sometimes lol but still fun :)

Julie Ford Oliver said...

Glad I went hunting and found this. Wonderful technique.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

thanks Julie :)