The Thieving Magpie

I needed to test some materials I have laying around here back home, water colors and stuff, and also the paper quality of the pad I painted this on. Needless to say, the water colors was a disaster and I almost ruined the whole thing of course, but luckily there's always trusty old acrylics to save the day when a total failure is imminent. It came out okay in the end, albeit a tad too rough for my taste. But I needed to test things, and so I did. Also, I really wanted to paint a magpie for some reason, but I have no idea why.

/Acrylics, useless water colors, water coloring pencils, 20x20 cm


Sometimes paintings takes off in a different direction than initially intended. I at first meant to color this, as aforementioned, but as I worked on it I came more and more to the conclusion that I'd much prefer it in greyscale, as is shown here. So lo and behold, all done :)

/Acrylics, gouache, a slight usage of water coloring pencils, and a dab of white ink, size A4