Baby blue Flamingos. I wasn't sure I could achieve enough contrast to look right.
First of all, when I do anything with a color, I automatically put in many shades from light to dark of that color, so when the color is blue, I use baby to dark blue. Then the color for June was announced, light blue.
I went a bit turqoise-ish for this one.
I love it really!
The visual texture in the fabric reminds me of feathers and the mix of sky fabrics keeps your eye moving.
Then there was this one...
It's all in the placement and shadows of the part of the fabric you use. I kind of ran out and used a more teal one for the head then blended some teal pencil into the neck area to blend.
This time I used the cool aqua/blue batik for water.
It contrasts very well, and the legs really stand out.
I mean if you've got 'em, flaunt 'em! Right?
I still need to go back and do some yellow flamingos.
What I've learned doing these:
1. Color doesn't have to define an object,
2. I am loving seeing a flamingo develop in weird fun colors
3. Contrast is probably most important in definition of line/shape
4. I am already fretting about how I am going to set these critters
5. Those crabs gotta go in there somehow at the end!