Monday, December 20, 2010

Snowy Blackbird...oh so plump...

 sitting at the breakfast table with the girls working through their holiday school work...a little plump blackbird sat on a snowy chair top basking in the light of the Sun...
 quick...get the sketch book out.
I really have never drawn birds from life...but have noticed it makes a HUGE difference to my lines of the little creatures.
He was so still that his silhouette was pefect against the white of the snow.
I used watercolour crayons,Mr.R bought me a wonderful Faber-Castel set before we came over to the UK...sketch in pencil crayon and then finish with water...
I adore this little watercolour pad I have...Strathmore watercolour Postcards...paint your own postcards and send them to those special people in your Life...

Talking about special people...thanks to you all for your Holiday wishes and sweet comments...we're counting down the sleeps...and will be celebrating on Christmas Eve as this is a Scandinavian Tradition.
More about traditions this week...today we are celebrating Morfar's Birthday...back with pics tomorrrow.

Wintery HUGS...
Char.x


5 comments:

Kris said...

So cute! Nicely done.

SublimeHues said...

Well done! Cute Bird!

Joyce said...

I think this little gal is adorable! A lucky recipient to receive this postcard in the mail. Have a wonderful Christmas. xo

peggy aplSEEDS said...

what a cute bird! i have never had a bird stay still long enough for me to paint it! merry Christmas!

tammy said...

that little guy is so cute. my husband is working on an illustrated bird alphabet right now, so yours is truly inspiring.

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