Hummingbird nest — Day 8

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Here’s my hummingbird nest for Day 8.  I’m happy with how it came out.  I’ve posed it with the actual nature treasure, isn’t it cool?  I just love things like this.  And I included the brushes I used for it.  The striper (the one on top) is so amazing for doing thin to thick lines.

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This is the first stage of it as it was drying.  I wet that portion of the paper and dropped in color carefully and watched it spread and blotted some if it went too far, and painted again with the brush, not doing a pencil drawing first.  Once it dried I went in with the finer brush and thicker paint and sometimes water to smooth out lines and finished it.

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Hummingbird Nest in Watercolor by Rachel Murphree

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