I’ve once seen a photo of a magpie hanging upside down on a T shirt or something.
I wanted add a cat to this drawing and decided to add the upside-down magpie as the counterpart of the cat.
At first I expected that I might get bored while drawing this one because it is a pretty simple design.
As it turned out, I found myself enjoying working on this piece so much thanks to the bark textures…I had not tried drawing this sort of textures before.
In the beginning this looked so difficult, but once I got the pattern of this texture, it was quite easy. I’ve even drawn some parts totally ignoring the reference photo.
I also enjoyed drawing the weeds on the bottom.
There are no outlines for these weeds…only shading except for the overlapping parts of weeds.
Hello June, thank you so much for your kind words. Glad you enjoy my works! I tend to draw something playful pretty often, which I guess is because of my personality. I also enjoy thinking about a stupid title for my artwork and for this particular drawing, I wonder if “upside-down magpie vs black cat, the fateful showdown on erythrina crista-galli” might be good. Does it sound stupid enough?
I responded the following to the explanation you gave in the creating of the piece critiqued.
"What a blissful but solemn idea. It is true, the branches have a flowing feel, and you captured your inspiration on how to create this piece. Thanks for sharing the behind-the-scenes information, it truly opens our, the viewers, eyes to what we are experiencing through your artwork.
Look forward to the next piece with lots of cats!!