For this postcard entry to the Brownstones to Red Dirt Auction site, I knew I wanted to play off the pen pal theme of kids writing each other practically halfway around the world. What better way than to show this than with native birds handing off these very letters?
After deciding which type of birds to use (the NY Pigeon species being a no-brainer given the locales of these kids, I picked and chose parts I liked from various failed characters.
Then it was a matter of breaking out the dreaded paints, brushes, things my Mac has spoiled me from. The cards were literally thinly slices of a sort of white pine, so we're drawing on wood. Very porous, drank up the watercolor, etc. I resulted in breaking out some trusted color pencils and pen tips.