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…
Contour drawing in ink (pen & waterproof ink)
Pen & ink drawing with hatching & cross-hatching:
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