Well, Rysa is heading back to Little City for a month for her first rotation at a pharmacy, so I’m going to be in Big City all alone. She said, “I want to go to Hobby Lobby, buy you stuff, and see what you come up with by the time I get back,” so this is what we started with:
Rysa loves phoenixes, but her phoenix poster from her last house never made it to Big City, so I’m painting her a new one. Why an owl, you ask? Because reasons. Owls were one of the symbols of her sorority at university, owls are a general symbol of wisdom, I’ve been reading the Owls of Ga’Hoole, and we both love Harry Potter. Besides, they’re cute.
So I have the general idea down. It’s a 16×24″ canvas and I’m using acrylic paint. The background is going to be a night sky (so the coloring of the wings may have to change a bit) and the flames will be bright blue, purple, and orange.
Wish me luck!