Tuesday, July 18, 2017
This 19 x 24 drawing was executed using Faber-Castell water soluable graphite pencils with a touch of a black Derwent Verithin colored pencil. The paper is vellum bristol.
I felt it was time to incorporate my bird portraits with other animals and I plan to create more pieces with flocks of birds or a variety of species. I think this composition is an interesting one, capturing a Sacred Ibis as it slowly strolls across the view of a herd of Zebras. Taking no mind of the Ibis, a Tick Bird goes about it's business, dining on the insects on the back of one of the Zebras. I used three different photos downloaded from http://Wildlifereferencephotos.com to create this drawing.
Sunday, July 2, 2017
From: the Peregrine Fund
The beautiful bird of prey's portrait was done primarily in Derwent Inktense Color Pencils with some Windsor Newton water soluble paint and Derwent Verithin colored pencils on 9" x 12" water color paper. I purchased a photo of this beautiful bird in captivity from Wild Life Reference Photos to produce this portrait.