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Friday, May 11, 2012

of feathers & birds…

I have taken flight!

As I said before, I’ve been enjoying some amazing art classes online recently.

Here are my first drawings I’ve done for Creativity in Flight :

These are all of the same European Roller, but each drawn slightly differently…

Pencil drawing:


Pencil sketch:

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Contour drawing in ink (pen & waterproof ink)

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Pen & ink drawing with hatching & cross-hatching:

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Through these drawings, I’ve discovered two three things:

1) I so enjoy drawing birds!

2) I discovered ink! I love the feel of real pen & ink drawing- that is to say I bought a bottle of ink and a pen and dipped the pen in the ink and drew. The ink glides on the paper beautifully and I love the thought of using something that has been used for centuries! (And not as messy as I thought it would be!)

3) Practice! Each time I drew this bird, it became easier. Easier to see the shapes and lines & thus quicker to get it onto the paper. Food for thought!

Chat soon,  Vxx


Bonnie said...

What fun! Now a bird is something I CAN draw! I love the pencil drawing! To me there is just something about a pencil drawing! Thanks for showing us!

Jessica said...

HIya! I just wanted to come and say hi on your blog after you've visited mine. We're in Creativity In Flight together :). Love these birds. I can't wait to see what you do with them. I'm not the greatest drawer and I'll admit that I skipped that week. I DO plan on going back and doing it, it just makes me nervous in a way that painting doesn't. Silly, I know. xoxoJessica Brogan

Erin said...

Love the pen and ink drawing! I'm in the supplies me class with u. Who is teaching taking flight? What's the subject?

Sharon Whitley said...

Wonderful bird drawings Veronica, you'll know from my blog that I love painting birds, pen and ink is something I'm planning on trying with watercolours, it's good to know that it's not as messy as you thought it would be! Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog today