Tweet Tweet! Check out those bird feet! hehe
I’ve been sketching sketches from the book “The Bluebird Effect” by Julie Zickefoose. I found this on page xxiii of the introduction and couldn’t resist trying it. This was painted with my Cotman travel palette, drawn in Pitt waterproof pen in the Canson universal sketch pad. I was amazed at how well this 65 lb. paper took a light watercolor wash! It sold me on these books (which are under $4 for 100 pp. at Blick)! Hard to beat that.
I find I learn something every time I intentionally copy something another artist has done, particularly when there is pen work involved. This book has been a big help to me, because she has tons of small illustrations (all her own artwork) throughout. The book is worthwhile for those alone, but if you’re interested in birding, her stories about birds are wonderful. I highly recommend it.
Happy FRIDAY to all! Fly, be freeeeee!