In the late ’60 and early ‘70s we had two doves at our house. Their names were Sebastian & Celia. I decided this year to paint them for the front of my Christmas Card.
Here is the pencil sketch and a wash of watercolor.
I then scanned it and opened it in Photoshop and cleaned it up & brightened the color…printed it out again …adding the orange for the beaks and feet.
Then I painted the leaves…And painted one or two berries
I then scanned everything…and used Photoshop to add the painted berries.
Then I added a light outline to the painting and the words: Merry Christmas!
I hope that you have a wonderful Holiday….
Merry Christmas with love,