Whilst i can't produce the comical characters that Maddy made there, i did have a dabble at something real simple, something not even i can mess up! As a build up to a larger project i would like to do later, i tried my hand at a basic toadstool. I didn't want it too bright and colourfull, i wanted a realistic one....or as close as i could get it.
This was so easy to make, i did it in two seperate parts, the stork and the toadstool top. I purposely made the stork twist, i wanted an old distorted look to it.
The colours have limitless possibilities, i just attacked these with some ink pads and played with several colours. No particluar technique, just layered a few colours. I am not too keen on the glossy finish to the colour, but it may dull as it dries more. (Edited to say it's been a little while since i made this, well over half an our anyway and although it has dried, it is still glossy) That could be remedied with some matt varnish.
Next time i will mark some gills underneath too for extra effect.
Aha! Updated this post to show the next one i made.....with a bit of colour and gills underneath...i think they are called gills anyway, unless i'm thinking of fish!?
Will do the stem a bit thinner next time too....
And the underneath.....