Sunday, March 8, 2009

The Partridge...and partridges.

Finished my Partridge piece! yay, two more to go, the skunk and the cardinal. Yeah, so this is the Partridge, unnoficial leader of the super villain group "the Ladybirds" (i know i know, she doesn't look like a supervillain) Anyway, i agonized over the background for this one, and did several gouache paintings that didn't work out. It's been annoying because i don't have my scanner here at home, so it just makes things difficult.

I wanted her to have a cape, but it just wasn't working out. It just looked too weird. I can't draw capes...But yeah i normally use tria markers, but i used prismacolors on her hair, it has a lot of depth that i don't normally get with trias. i kind of like how it came out. I should use them more.

Originally it had a much more clumsy composition, the birds were supposed to be following her, but there was too much empty space. It just didn't look right, as you can see.
So now the birds are passing her by and she's making eye contact with the little girl bird (the now with the open eyes) so i think that works much better than how i had it before.
Anyay, i'm happy with how it turned out.

Happy Spring everyone <3


  1. Aaahhh, I love it! She came out great. I love how you show your whole process. It's really interesting.

  2. just love that mother partridge, couldn't let her be resized and loose quality

  3. very lovely work. I really dig your illustrations.