Tropical Bird of Paradise – Three Different Looks

On most of my work, as part of the creative process, I create my subject matter using different techniques to see which presentation I like the best. As is true with a number of my prints, I can never quite settle on just one look. A perfect example of this are the three different prints I have attached based around the same bird of paradise.

All three looks came from one drawing. I created this bird of paradise bloom by using a pen and ink style. This style creates the black outline and accent points of this flower. From there I created the first print which was Bird Of Paradise Abstract Watercolor. I added the color using a style that almost looks like it was sprayed….a very light and loose watercolor style that not only puts the color in the subject but also “outside the lines” to create a more abstract look. I liked the result and kept this as one of the final prints.

The next step I took was to use this same print, but this time I cleaned up the colors “outside the lines” creating Tropical Bird of Paradise Watercolor (notice the background color stays the same).  I liked this result also and this as one of my prints.

The third process was a multitude of attempts using various techniques to create different brush strokes using the second print as a basis. Looking at the different results, I Iiked this look the most creating A Bird Of Paradise Bloom.

Thoughts?

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29 thoughts on “Tropical Bird of Paradise – Three Different Looks

  1. Sue Slaght

    These are gorgeous Kirt and I have been going up and down the post trying to decide which I like best. I think my first choice is the clean lines of the watercolor. Following that the Bloom, which now looking back may take first place. You can see I am so decisive. All glorious works Kirt. Beautifully done.

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  2. Writing to Freedom

    Your sure do experiment a lot with your digital art Kirt. 🙂 I like the first two images better with the first being my favorite. I would like them even better with a vibrant color like orange replacing the tan and brown.

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    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Thanks for the feedback Brad….much appreciated! I had a lot of fun with these…my favorite is the first one also….big surprise, not that I love abstract type looks. 😎 Hope all is well with you!!

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  3. MichelleMarie

    Hi Kirt so beautiful I love this type of flower it’s so beautiful how you change it and create beautiful art. I love the watercolor one. Keep up the beautiful work 🙂

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    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Lots of trial and error Dan…it’s usually about 1 out of 10 attempts that give me a look I like! Thanks for taking the time to stop by! Have a great weekend!

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    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      You and me both about coloring outside the lines!!! I really liked the abstract look it gave the print! Thanks for the feedback Darlene and thanks for stopping by!!

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    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Thanks for the feedback, Diane…..I had fun playing with this drawing and love Bird of Paradise for that reason….the colors on them “pop” in a garden.

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  4. gillmorris

    I like the way you have shown all 3 in order to compare each one, but honestly each one (from the same design) is brilliant. I love them all, but I especially like the third one because I like the brush strokes as the background 🙂

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    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Thank you very much for the feedback…you can see why I kept all three…I liked the results of each one for different reasons! Much appreciate you stopping by!!

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  5. Felipe Adan Lerma

    There is definitely something stirring, as in the sense of rousing emotions and action, in #3 – that it is also titled “Bloom” fits perfectly! Still, my fav is the watercolor version; I just really like the softness and bleed beyond the line, Kirt.

    Beyond that, doing variations on as exciting a drawing as you began with can’t help but be fun and widen your appeal — very nice! 🙂

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    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to give me some feedback….much appreciated!! I really enjoyed the process and like the look of all three. I enjoy the look of the soft watercolor and bleed beyond the lines…that one is my personal favorite! Again…thanks and have a great week!!

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