Thought I would get motivated and actually make a thread of different things I have worked on. I started drawing birds in '09, then quit drawing altogether for about 2 years... now I have picked it up again.
'Nantucket'... tiercel Peale's peregrine, 2.5x3.5" guache on canvas
supposed to be a SSHA, but looks more like a COHA. Sketched with ballpoint pen on cardstock without reference. 4.5"x5.5"
boli sketch on cardboard of my PFRT 'Azula'
pencil sketch (which didn't photograph well) of one of the Aplomado Falcons I hacked last summer. I hope this little guy is doing well out there on his own.
As I draw/scan/photograph more work, I'll try to remember to post it here.
Post by Falcon Boy on May 16, 2012 16:28:53 GMT -5
I like the owl one a lot! While i'm not an artist, my only critique would be the bird's eyes. It is very difficult to capture the essence of a raptor and i think the eyes is where it happens. Id try to get the raptors eyes to the way the wren or GHO's are, they are powerful in those two pictures!
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Thanks FB - The GHOW and wren are probably my two favourites here. I did them when I was still doing art regularly... the others are the things I've done since picking up the pencil/paint again about 2 years later. The Laugher appears lifeless, but it's got something to do with my reference material I'm sure. I am contemplating translating that study to a canvas, making him wide-eyed and awake, and putting a lighthouse with some waves breaking against it in the background.
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