Sunday, March 13, 2011
A new venture...colored pencil exploration
Step 1 of bird drawing
Reference image of waxwing: A few days ago, we had a flock of Bohemian waxwings attack the local crabapple trees during a heavy snow storm. I tried to stand still (and invisible) with my camera in hand and it was snowing so hard that the the birds never really bother with me. When the snow let up just a little, I was able to get the shot of this hungry bird devouring the last of the previous season's bounty.
After seeing fellow artist bloggers' lovely work using colored pencil and Uart sanded paper, I always knew I had to give it a try. I've used Uart before with pastels and immediately fell in love with the fine toothed paper but also knew that I had a prime candidate to experiment with different media.