Sunday, December 20, 2009

Going the way of the dodo

I painted this little picture sitting on my bed listening to mariachi music. The idea was from a receipt by my bed that I scribbled "angel dodo" on when I woke up in the middle of the night once. Double wings are weird, but I wanted to have it flying. I based the coloring in part on the bleeding heart dove. I was going to give it a halo of feathers like a crowned pigeon; then I decided that was going overboard with the Columbidae and religious imagery.

I got a new pen that's supposed to be gray ink (it's really a permanent Martha Stewart scrapbooking pen). I'm disappointed that it's not as light as I wanted. It looks like slightly faded black ink. Martha, how could you! I should've got the indigo or heliotrope one.

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