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Reproduction of Hokusai’s ‘Sparrow & Magnolia’

9 Jun
Having put a coat of white paint on a couple wooden boards that were framed and that used to represent some rather ugly and soulless floral representations, I set to reproduce Hokusai’s ‘Sparrow & Magnolia’.

 

I sketched it rather precisely, a somewhat tedious endeavour given the texture of the layer of white paint:
Then I started to paint with gouache. Here, the sky and the wood of the magnolia branch:

Then, the sparrow in shades of orange and light milky orange:

Purple and red for the dark petals of the magnolia blossoms:

I added white to my burgundy mix and enhanced the magnolia blossoms. Then used dark and light green for the leaves:

Then I focused on the sparrow, using blue and white, and black:

With a Pentel black brushpen, I outlined everything and creating details on the tail of the sparrow, the branch and leaves.

Here is the resulting 20×50 cm framed painting:

Reproduction of Hokusai’s ‘Cuckoo & Azalea’

9 Jun
Having put a coat of white paint on a couple wooden boards that were framed and that used to represent some rather ugly and soulless floral representations, I set to reproduce Hokusai’s ‘Cuckoo & Azalea’, some work that I had drawn and colored before (notably using watercolor during Drawvember 2016).

 

I sketched it rather precisely. We see the texture of the layer of white paint on the wood, as I used a foam paint roller:
Black gouache for the strong strokes on the cuckoo, shades of blue and white gouache for the sky:
Then I painted the bush of azaleas, and used some grey for the shadows on the feathers:
Finally, I used a Pentel black brushpen for the bush outline and the details of leaves and flowers:
Resulting 20×50 cm framed painting:
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