I have always admired Art Nouveau as a style when drawing. Especially in highschool during my fantasy art years. I have always wanted to try creating an image in this style, and since I have been recently dipping my brush in watercolors, I thought that would be the perfect medium to complement it! The gentleness of the paint's textures with the romantic whimsical designs, I think it works, don't you? :-)
Also in the past few weeks, I have been watching David Attenborough's, The Life of Birds , and I managed to see the most beautiful bird, called the Himalayan Monal Pheasant. The plumage on that bird was just too irresistible NOT to try and paint a picture of. I am such a bird lover anyhow, (I have a cockatiel and a lil' budgie) I thought maybe I could incorporate it into my image. So here you have it!
I originally drew this image into my sketchbook, and had to then transfer the image over onto my watercolor paper. However I did manage to ink the original as well. So, for all you peeps who own a pack of crayons, or coloring pencils that belong to your kiddies, grab 'em and color away!
Here is the image if you would like to have a nice day relaxing while coloring. You may laugh but I buy my mother coloring books all the time, she sits in the afternoon with tea and relaxes. If any of you decide to color then by all means email me your version! :-D
Just click on the image here and right click to save. Happy coloring! :-)