This is another macaw portrait, this time done against an abstract, framed background. The macaw is done in colored pencil while the frame and background is a combination of Inktense pencils and wax resist crayons.
I really love birds and love discovering new ways to draw and present them. I love the abstract background and the floating feathers. The wax resist crayons add subtle designs to the background within the variegated colors.
I really enjoyed working on this one and he turned out much better than I expected. Halfway through I wasn't sure what to think as I'm just starting to play with Inktense, but I like how vibrant and abstract they can be.
11 x 14 Bristol board approx 10+ hours