Meet Little Joe, he’s a bluetit that comes regularly to my garden and the feeders. Like most bluetits he’s always moving, darting in and out, never still. When he’s on one feeder he’s always looking to the next one, full of life and energy.Continue reading
Meet Alice, she is a frequent visitor to my bird table. Happily she loves to pose for photographs and I now have plenty for many future drawings.
I have drawn her in charcoal – here is a progress drawing so you can see her in charcoal…
I always like to keep the colour to a minimum but it is tricky when a bird has so many lovely colours. My strength is charcoal so with a solid under drawing in charcoal always helps….
Alice is available to buy from my online shop. Click here
I am getting quite proficient with my camera now and despite walking and taking my camera with me, the best shots are always from the birds in my own garden.
This little fella comes to visit with his gang most days. The feeding from the bird table and the feeders has increased greatly since the weather has got colder. I recognise Billy from the slightly tufty hair on his head, he’s quite bold for a bluetit.
I made a little video of laying down the pastel on his head with a few conte sticks. I love adding a shock of colour to my charcoal drawings but always try to keep it to a minimum
Billy is available to buy from my website shop.
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This is a drawing made from watercolour and watercolour pencils from my own photograph. Recently having acquired a Nikon camera I am really enjoying taking total control of my own art process. Starting to photograph my botanical studies and cricket matches I have ventured into photographing birds. They satisfy both the elements of small fine detailed studies as well as drawing animals that I love. I photographed this little bluetit on a branch outside my studio. The tits come in a gang a few times a day to visit the bird table and the coconut suets dangling from the branches. I can now recognise their singing.
Here are some progress shots of the build up of the painting. My first go with watercolour pencils, I confess to feeling in love with them already.
The painting can be bought from my website here or clicking on the framed picture below…