Little Bird #1


Pencil on sketching pad

The first in a series of three small birds, purely for personal use. I loved the dramatic lines of the wingspan and contrasting shadows/highlights in the original photo (included below). The contrast converted really well to black and white.

In the actual photo the right wing is even longer. I know nature didn't 'get it wrong' but to my eye it looked out of proportion so I shortened it for the drawing. Probably going to be sent to some special corner of Artist's Hell for that, but oh well.

I also don't know who took the original photo (hence why this is just a personal drawing!) but would love to be able to credit them; so if you know who took the photo below, feel free to drop me a line.

Unknown flying bird
Little Bird #1
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Little Bird #2


Pencil on sketching pad

The second in a series of three small birds, purely for personal use. The patterns on this cute little sparrow piqued my interest. Sparrows remind me a lot of New Zealand, where I grew up before we moved to Australia when I was six.

I'm a tiny bit proud of the fluffy texture I kind of managed to captured on his chest, although I think I still need to work on capturing the personality behind the eyes (or in this case, eye).

This image was drawn from a photo I found online. If you know the artist who took the photo, please let me know here so I can credit them.

Little Bird #2
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Little Bird #3


Pencil on sketching pad

The third in a series of three small birds, purely for personal use. I picked this photo of a robin to work from both for the clarity of detail, and also because I wanted to incorporate some other elements and textures into the composition - namely, the twig and soft white flowers.

This image was drawn from a photo I found online. If you know the artist who took the photo, please let me know here so I can credit them.

Little Bird #3
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