I just finished this little painting of a rooster for my Etsy shop, ArtworkbyBob, and I had so much fun with it I had to share! I love animals and I am lucky enough to work around a lot of cute, friendly animals at Carlsbad Art Farm, where I teach drawing to children. I decided to paint this little rooster for a change of pace after doing so much still life.

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First, I started with a simple drawing in paint

photo 2After the drawing is done, I start adding simple blocks of color to cover the board

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Once everything is more or less covered, I start adding some more detail and texture.


I continue to add detail and refine edges until I’m satisfied with the result.┬áIt always feels like it should be better, but you have to stop at some point…

This painting is available here. Check it out as well as my other paintings for sale!