I started this early then went grocery shopping. Bulky stuff like detergent, dishwaser soap, toilet paper. im glad to have that out of the way so while dishes are washing I can come back to finish this little bird. Its based on a very subtle image on page 123 in Drawing Birds. It was so subtle I could barely see the bird. Here he is with more contrast and enlarged..
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Back in the 50's or 60's I remember reading that hospital rooms were being painted in soft greens. When I went off to college in 1956 my goal was to study interior decoration. Instead I got married the folliwing year and started my adult life as housewife and mother. But I always maintained an interest in interiors. Mostly in relation to color and proportions. Soft green is my peaceful happy color. Thats why my floors are painted that color. It reminds me of meadows and sunshine. When i have extra greens in my paint pallette - i paint leaves....its an old standby.
On page 104 in Drawing Birds by John Busby, he suggests using a little model such as this to help with bird action sketches. After making one and holding it this way and that - i can see how it can be useful. Particularly from above or banking turns in flight. It will help position the wings. I'm glad he included this exercise in his book.