The black and white ink piece was created for this one pitch where the client is also looking for a second piece that would be inspired by feathers and the quill. I wasn't sure if that was something I would create a painting for so I didn't give it much thought initially. Towards the 3rd day, though, I just thought why not.
In the brief, the image provided by the client was of a feather with birds emerging from it. Here is what the inspiration image looks like along with a rendering of the wall it would go on
I was thinking of ways to present a drawing of a feather or multiple feathers in a palette that would sit well with the design aesthetic of the guest rooms. I started to paint different feathers of various shapes and sizes using ink and acrylic on cold press.
Halfway through the drawings, I was certain that the blue was definitely what would look best against the deep and rich blue wallpaper. I added a piece with earth tones to complement the headboard and warm wooden furniture. Here is what the piece looks like in the rendering