Monday, November 1, 2010

Jill's Birds and Flowers - Part Two

Jill sent me some imagery of old Japanese woodcut prints and Chinese bird and flower paintings. Here's some description of what she wanted from our initial correspondence: "Flowers - I love them. I'm a gardener. I like how perennials "die" in the winter and come back in the spring. I like cycles of life/death/rebirth. renewal. I like the idea of birds as symbols of freedom and their ability to take off and rise into the sky to see things from a completely different perspective than a human's very limited one." "Part Two" of this blog post is the second section, which flows down her arm. One more short session to tighten everything up, clean up lines, and adjust values.

The Final Sketch:

The transition to her birds: