If you've been reading my posts for a while you'll know by now that I am very much motivated and interested in the natural world, especially when it comes to animals. I've long been fascinated by birds, and having been spending more time practising using acrylics, and my overall technique I thought bringing some tropical colours to my room, in the form of a toucan, would be an afternoon spent well!
Say hello to my new toucan friend!
I still need to touch up the corners of this canvas as this toucan's green backdrop is patchy in places but I was really pleased with how this one turned out. The bright blue around the eye was my favourite part of the painting - that colour is a nice pop in amongst the yellows and oranges. I'm going to try and lighten the top of the bill a bit more too as it's looking a little dark at the moment, but this was fun none-the-less!
I used a photograph for an outline reference and after covering the canvas in that block green, I gently sketched on my toucan and then added in all of the details. At some point I want to add in some leaves and possibly even some flowers behind him to add some more colour too.
What do you think?
Hope you've all had a good start to the week!