Birds everywhere

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Today has been my day off, so I got to play with the bird some more. As I feared, the bird has become a Friend.  He even looks a bit less angry/griffin-like now, and more bird-of-paradise-y and affable. I’m going to have to watch out, he might not be suitable, or might need significant editing to fit within the scope of the assignment.  I need to resist the urge to give him a name and fixate upon him…
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But I have scanned him in, and made lots of copies in different sizes and “mirror imaged” him in case I need him to face the other way. I’m planning to colour in and play with textures and patterns. The re-sizing has highlighted a potential problem: birdy is quite big. The original birdy is on A4, and takes up most of it. I knew as I drew him he would be too big, because the entire project with all the other elements is supposed to be A4.  But I couldn’t resist adding detail, and now I have shrunk him to a suitable size, the detail looks too small to work in crewel wool. Hmm. He may have to be simplified. Poor birdy. I think I need to move away from him for a bit and do some leaves and fruit before I get any more attached to him!

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