Thursday, June 5, 2014

Bird Sketch Journal Found!

Off and on, I spend time at the Academy of Natural Science studying and drawing birds from their extensive ornithology collection.   Recently, I came across some of the sketches I made from visits during the summer of 2005.   Normally, I do not draw this tightly or with this much detail as it always has been more interesting to me to capture the essence of birds while they are in motion (click here to see this type of work). However, I felt this would be a worthwhile exercise to try to draw as much detail as possible in order to better understand the structure of birds.  Here are some of the sketches:
Rose Breasted Gross Beak


Cardinal & Blue Jay