I have been playing with bird motifs today sketching, researching and looking for inspiration. My husband just happened to bring home this lovely box of matches from Michel's Design Works featuring a peacock. I was truly inspired to explore this showy and colorful bird. I have heard that the peacock is the new motif, much like the owl has been so popular this past year. The back of the box has a beautiful surface pattern design on it as well.
I made some rough sketches on butcher paper. I rolled it out the long way purely by accident but the sketch filled the page like a tapestry. This turned out to be a happy accident in the layout. I am inspired to try a larger drawing or painting with fun markings in the background as opposed to having the bird solo. Excited to work on these options.
I will share them with you as I progress.
Marks and doodles at play with "eye" markings and feather textures found on the peacock's train/trail.
I have decided that this bird is the one to to work from. Birds symbolize soaring to new heights as the rulers of the sky.
I am happy with my choice of the peacock as my subject.
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