Cormorant, Take Two (#48): 100 Face Challenge

I want to once again thank Donna for the glorious image of a double-crested cormorant she captured and shared recently while in Florida on vacation. I tried this again in Polychromos colored pencil (here is the Neo image from yesterday)… and I may not be finished with this image yet!

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I really was so taken with this bird on the brink of something beautiful, ready to lift off with its amazing wings and soar……it just grabbed the poet, the artist, the dreamer, everything in me and I had to give it another go.    I’m taking a lesson from Kerfe and some others here who use such expressive marks when they’re drawing.   Really trying to capture more expression in my work.

Happy Monday to you, wherever you are.   No snow in the forecast is a very happy thing!   Spring, you rascal!  I know you’re out there.  Peace.

36 thoughts on “Cormorant, Take Two (#48): 100 Face Challenge

  1. I like the fact that there was more white in the first one. You get the feeling of motion more. The linework in this one is really good though. I think it’s good to draw the same thing multiple times. You are always seeing something new. (K)

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    1. Thank you so much! This photo is a glorious wonder to work from, for sure! Glad you’re enjoying it! More wackiness tomorrow, this time with a cow from Donna’s post in abstract colors. Enjoying the semi-abstracts lately. Thanks for your encouragement!

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  2. another beauty – how fun to see the same image done different ways with different tools. I think I like yesterday’s better, but this is beautiful too. Something just jumped out of yesterday’s too me. Rock on Artista Laura! Take flight and SOAR! Peace! xo

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  3. Hi Laura, a wonderful new version. I’ve read the other remarks and it’s hard to come up with something new to say, I agree with everyone. I love your posts and your free spirit to explore your talent. Have a great Monday.

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