Thursday’s drawing continues on Feeding, bringing the second Willet into the scene ~
Feeding, a graphite (12×9) drawing is being done on Bristol Vellum paper. Today I used 2H, HB, 2B and 4B, a tortilium and a kneaded eraser for blending and developing depth with the birds feathers. A little more was done on the back (male) bird with adding in additional shading, feather markings and his legs. The foremost bird (the female) was initially drawn and the first go-round with developing her markings and feathers (which are quieter than her male counterpart). I can see on both birds that I need to trim both bellies, Willets bodies are a bit more slimmer – so next week we’ll put them on a diet, plus continue developing the female Willet and perhaps the start of their reflections on the wet beach.
The reference for this drawing is from a wonderful photographer and artist from pmp, Rose Herczeg. She let me know that the birds are actually Willets and she should know, each morning she is greeted by the birds during her morning stroll on the beach where she lives. Just imagine ~
I’m very late in getting to everyone’s blog – hope to catchup some tomorrow. I have personal priorities that has taken up time that I would put toward painting, drawing or blogging. In addition we’ll be going on vacation for a week shortly and then in November I have jury duty ~ I’m thinking I may not get a whole lot done over the next two months.
Thank you for checking in. Click onto the image for a larger view of the details ~