So I have decided get some practice in by drawing some studies of birds. I am not aiming for true to life birds more 'artsy' birds (if you know what I mean.) But I think you need to start practicing with something near the real thing to get the feel of the birds shape.
I have seen a book on-line on how to sketch birds so I am thinking of starting there. My regular blog friends will know how I love an excuse for ordering new artsy books. I wish I could have them ALL!!!!!......... now I'm getting carried away.
Here is a quick drawing I did for starters.
I copied the shape from a little pocket book on garden birds I bought a while back intending to use it to practice drawing birds but the pictures are a little too small. I chose my own colours. Once again I used oil pastel.
A little while ago I mentioned I was going on a day trip to Bowness in the Lake District here in the UK. While I was there I bought this little journal by Kelly Rae Roberts. On the cover is an example of the type of bird I would like to create in my artwork.
It is described as a journal but is more of a note book as it has lined paper in it.
I also mentioned in that post that in Bowness there was a shop that sold a vast array of Russian Dolls. I just wanted to say that if there is any of you making a mad rush up there to see them I am afraid I was very disappointed as there is only a handful in the shop now.
The Lake District in Cumbria is such a beautiful place especially on a lovely sunny day but the British weather, being what it is, you have to take pot luck and unfortunately even though we have had some really hot weather here recently on the day of our trip it was a rainy day. However the rain does not seem to dampen the tourists spirits as this photo of people queuing up on the jetty to go for a sail on the Lake shows.
It made me giggle.
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