Thursday, 5 March 2015

Winter Sketchbook

By the end of February, I finished my small winter sketchbook. Honestly, I didn't have many opportunities to go out birding and do any sketches from live observation, but instead I focused on a variety of subjects, from real objects to figures in magazine images and my imagination. I primarily used graphite and coloured pencils in this sketchbook, and I tried hard to fill every page. Recently, I have obtained a larger sketchbook that I have been eagerly filling with new ideas. The more I draw, the more I want to draw more...

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Birds of Plasticine

Over the course of January, I experimented a little with colourful plasticine! The result was six of my favourite birds, each of which fit onto the palm of my hand.

My very first sculpture was a cardinal. Here, I simply used two colours.
Next, I tried something more complicated: a Blue Jay, with its vivid blue and remarkable patterns.
Baltimore Oriole
Long-tailed Duck
Saw-whet Owl
My last one was a loon. This one definitely tested my patience. The checkerboard back took ages, and the entire bird represents about three hours of work. Phew!