Illustration and watercolor: Scarlet macaw (guacamayo)

Several posts ago I showed you some illustrations I did, inspired by the Peruvian and / or South American fauna, that I thought I could place in my children’s bedroom. Can you believe that until now I have not even started redecorating my daughter’s bedroom? The mural I had planned to make, remains on paper and the illustrations as well. But finally, a little more organized with my things, I took the first step, I took one of the illustrations and began painting!

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I have not painted in watercolor for thousands of years 😀 I did it time ago in Adobe Illustrator, which of course is not the same. I started perhaps with the most colorful of all, the Scarlet macaw. With those feathers of vibrant colors, it is undoubtedly well known for its intelligence and beauty. It lives in the tropical rainforests of Central and South America*, that is, you can find it from Mexico to Argentina. The Scarlet macaw, almost all of it in primary colors, some leaves to decorate, and it’s ready!

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Have a super weekend!


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  • Myrelle 2019-03-01 at 4:49 pm

    I have to agree, drawing on Illustrator is not the same as drawing with a pen and paper. Fantastic job on your illustration and watercolor project!

    • lacasadefreja 2019-03-04 at 10:40 am

      Maybe easier with technology but the art must be made by hand 🙂 thanks!

  • Madi Rowan 2019-03-02 at 6:43 am

    Ugh this makes me want to paint! I love art & crafts, but like you, have not used watercolors in years! I sometimes make time to color but that’s about it!
    -Madi xo |

    • lacasadefreja 2019-03-04 at 10:40 am

      Give a chance! Its not perfect at all, but so rewarding!

  • Jenna 2019-03-02 at 7:29 am

    Super cute! Watercolours are so beautiful. I’d love to learn how to paint with them too. Thanks for sharing your creations!

    • lacasadefreja 2019-03-04 at 10:39 am

      Thanks a lot! I am not a master in watercolor, but my children inspire me to do it!


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