Acrylic paint on wood.
Size: 13 cm x 8 cm
I have to warn you: I am going to tell you the long story about how it was done
First of all, I really enjoy reading. And I also like buying new books. But sometimes I get a headache while thinking where to put them. Usually this prevents me from buying more books until I give away some of the old ones.
But not this time.
This time I decided to buy bookends and put another row of books on top of my closed shelf.
Yet I had a very hard time finding bookends which I like and I could afford. The selection of them is surprisingly small in the shops. And most of them look tacky, they don't fit in a simple style room or takes up too much space. (And yes, the prices are ridiculous.)
I started looking for them on the internet. I found some pretty good options, but I was still not happy. I didn't fully like the shapes or the materials. So I ended up buying simple wooden bookends with idea to paint something on them.
My bookends arrived, I was very happy about the quality and started looking for ideas what to paint on them. So I went through my DeviantArt Favourites. I looked at every of them and ended up choosing a bird picture. I like birds and they look pretty nice. I searched for some more pictures of birds and settled on these two:
Blue Tit westlothian.deviantart.com/art…
Just then I thought: who am I kidding? Birds have feathers, they are fluffy, I can't paint them! I don't have necessary skills!
I began to hesitate painting the birds. I could find a different picture. But I already looked through so many of them, nothing caught my eye. I could do the easy way - simple swirl ornaments, which already can be seen on various objects in my room.
The time has past and I finally pulled myself together. I promised, that I try at least. Anyway, this is just for me, not a gift for somebody else, nor for selling. If I fail, only I will know that this is a fail.
And now I am so happy that I didn't abandon my project. The process was very enjoyable and the birds actually look quite fluffy.
Of course, I still failed at the proportions, but if not comparing to the originals, my birds still look satisfactorily. (And how can someone fail that much with proportions while using grid lines?
Since this idea was very interesting to execute, I wish to repeat it one day