pastel on paper 8 1/2" x 11"
Today's black bird is for the Weekend Drawing Event on WetCanvas, hosted by artbyjune who provided 16 photo references and a challenge. I finished in under two hours so the challenge is there. I've always been fond of grackles, starlings, ravens, crows, any black birds. Their iridescence and dark intensity are beautiful to me and of course this one had a great pose.
Yesterday I sketched my cat in pastel pencil for the first art of 2015, on the same page as Wednesday's colored pencils lavender rose. So the last art of 2014 and first of 2015 are also in the same letter size sketchbook. I'm having fun with this one, a gift that really got me going!
Lavender Rose in colored pencils 12-31-2014
Ari Cat in pastel pencil 1-1-2015
Happy New Year!
Ari was from life of course, he posed near the door and I sketched him mostly before he moved, did some shading after he changed pose slightly. The rose is from my own photo while I was out at the clinic garden.
Now if I can just remember to post daily when I draw daily, all's well!