Here’s the scarf after the cranes have been hand colored with thickened dyes and steam set. Since white is a prevalent color on a variety of species, I’ve used very diluted grays to shade areas that might be difficult to see on this photo:
The next step for this particular scarf is to paint a background. I am leaning toward a very light blue – my perception of sky blue – to complete this project. Coloring in each bird took a bit longer than I expected. Future versions will probably be modified to make them more affordable for people and easier for me to produce.
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