First, I drew the lines on the paper making it look like the paper we were given in elementary school to practice our hand writing. The bird was chosen simply because I liked its looks. Then the two figures were added. The school writing paper always makes me feel that these two are high school sweethearts though the mustache on the guy seems out of place for a high school-er. The rainbow seemed to fit in with the colorful bird and the stems of pink leaves helped to balance everything out.
This piece measures 5 1/2" X 8".
Pen, pencil and watercolor on high quality paper with paper collage from vintage books.
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