Thursday’s Drawing: Feeding, a Pictorial of the Drawing

Once again I am slowly making my way back to creating and blogging.  This coming week I will be in jury duty, hopefully for only a day, and then I should be back to my normal routine – I’m looking forward to catching up on everyone’s blog posts.

Keeping on with my Thursday’s Drawing tradition, here is a pictorial of the drawing process for Feeding:

Feeding #1 - #3

Feeding #1 – #3



I’m starting to paint and draw again – it feels great.  If you can believe it, I’m working on a few snow paintings – yikes!  It feels good to be creating again ~

Thank you for stopping by.


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78 Responses to Thursday’s Drawing: Feeding, a Pictorial of the Drawing

  1. Your textures and values are right on!

  2. This is fantastic. So delicate and detailed.

  3. joergkruth says:

    wow, these are some great reflections!

  4. Carol King says:

    I love the softness of your drawing as well as the details. Hope everything is ok with your family emergency.

  5. Lovely tranquil drawing Mary! it has a beautiful balance.

  6. This is awesome! I love it, Mary 🙂

  7. restlessjo says:

    What beautiful creatures, Mary! 🙂 Just popping in to see how it’s going as I gather you’ve had your troubles. Sending hugs!

  8. It’s just beautiful! Hope you’ll be regular again with such wonderful creations… 🙂

  9. Back to creativity! Great! And as always very interesting image.

  10. Alok Singhal says:

    This is an awesome work. Looking forward to the snow ones!

  11. Louisette says:

    Wonderfull draw, gorgeous créations, congrats!

  12. I’m thrilled and excited to see you back Mary! I had you in my thoughts many times hoping that life will treat you kindly and give you strength to overcome the challenges you came upon.
    Your art is such an inspiration to many of us and we missed you dearly!
    As you know this drawing is one of my favorite ones and I’m really looking forward to your upcoming projects and that includes the “winterly ones” as well!
    Good luck with your JD, hang on, it will take only one day (hopefully).
    Wishing you a most wonderful weekend!

    • Mary says:

      Hi Eva, thank you so much for your thoughtfulness – I’m so happy to be back and creating again. Glad you enjoyed this drawing, it was fun going simple and seeing how believable it could become with the pencil. JD is Tuesday, hoping too that it’s one day. Hope you have a wonderful weekend too.

  13. Beautiful picture, Mary! Glad you’re back! No…don’t bring the snooooow!!!!

  14. Amy says:

    Wonderful to have you back, Mary! Love, love these two bird drawing. So very Graceful!
    Good luck on JD. I was released after 1 pm last time. 🙂

  15. What a great way to start the weekend! I also love the reflections, Mary! As aways, gorgeous. Gorgeous. Thanks for sharing the entire process. So interesting and inspiring!
    Enjoy the weekend,

    • Mary says:

      So great to see you again Theadora. Thank you for your lovely thoughts on this drawing. I hope you have a wonderful weekend as well, take care!!

  16. artbyisabel says:

    glad you are back! beautiful drawing, as always 🙂

  17. anna77dennis says:

    Welcome back Mary and I am glad you are back drawing and painting, I enjoy following your projects!

  18. Leya says:

    “Feeding” is wonderful, Mary. I like the colours and the reflections too. I’m looking forward to your snows as well. There seems to be no limit for what you can do!

    • Mary says:

      So nice Ann-Christine. Thank you so much for your thoughts and compliments on this drawing, glad you enjoyed it. First snow painting is coming out shortly . . . refreshing getting back into the winter scenes, a little break from beaches and waves. Have a beautiful weekend.

  19. niasunset says:

    Dear Mary, this is one of my favurite, so beautiful, Thank you, love, nia

  20. It is so lovely to see you here again…I have missed you and your beautiful work. This drawing is superb…..and may there be many more drawings and paintings in the months to come. Janet:)

    • Mary says:

      Thank you Janet, great to see you as well. I really appreciate your thoughtful comments – glad you enjoyed the drawing. I have a lot of potential projects floating around in my mind, can’t wait to get started. Have a great weekend.

  21. poppytump says:

    Lovely to see you back Mary , A sense of excitement here re your snowy pictures 🙂
    Meanwhile all is calm down at the waterfront ….

    • Mary says:

      Thank you Poppy and so happy to be back! It felt great to start a new subject – stay tuned snow is coming!! Loved seeing your Iceland images – an amazing place no matter what time of year. Have a lovely weekend.

  22. ladyfi says:

    Wow – the finished result is just gorgeous!

  23. elisa ruland says:

    An ocean scene wouldn’t be complete without a few birds dotted about the surf. This is lovely, Mary.

  24. Nicodemas says:

    Wonderful drawing Mary!

  25. Good luck at jury duty, Mary. Will you be able to sketch while you wait?

  26. So great to to see your wonderful artwork again, Mary. I love this one. 🙂 Looking forward to seeing some snow through your new pictures.

  27. aFrankAngle says:

    Welcome back, Mary. I hope you and your family are well regarding the emergency. Good luck on the jury duty .. and good to see the pencil back in your hand. 🙂

  28. Fine work as always, Miss Mary

    uncle john

  29. Yikes, too early for snow – lol! Your drawings are lovely. How long did this take? Looks like you were very careful and precise … beautiful. I admire your work so…

  30. I’m so happy to hear you’re drawing again, Mary. I can’t wait to see your snow paintings. Good luck with jury duty…bring a book.

  31. Tom Donovan says:

    Hey Mary – Nice work! Wonderful tones. Love the reflections. Look forward to seeing your snow works. – Tom

    • Mary says:

      Hi Tom, good to see you again. Thanks very much – the drawing was a nice treat from the complex pieces I’ve worked on. Really have enjoyed dipping into the snow season a little early!!

  32. Hi Mary,
    Wonderful drawing. Love the detail on the birds and your reflections are so life like. Good luck with your jury duty and I hope you only have to serve one day. Glad to see you are back to creating art! 🙂

    • Mary says:

      Hi Janell, thanks very much and so glad you enjoyed the drawing. I have no idea what to expect with the jury duty, should be an interesting experience. I’m happy to be creating again ~ thank you!!

  33. debiriley says:

    hi Mary, these look wonderful; and I’m loving how the reflections are so beautifully done!! 🙂 cheers Debi

  34. Glad to hear you are creating again, Mary….it’s the lifeblood, isn’t it? Missed you, and your art too!

    • Mary says:

      Hi Cynthia – good to see you again! I couldn’t agree more, it is lifeblood. Happy to be creating again and looking forward to reading your latest poetry. I’ve missed you as well ~

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