Whimbrel (preliminary)

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Preliminary work on a Whimbrel portrait in colored pencil. You can see the underlying structural shapes, some of which I will allow to show after the piece is done. I rather like drawings that have the movement and tension of initial sketches, even when they are completed, so that’s my goal.

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2 thoughts on “Whimbrel (preliminary)

  1. Hi Matthew, I stumbled upon your website a week or two ago via a google search. I have to say that I am delighted by the quality of your bird artwork and appriciate the explanitary comments you make. The deftness of your line work and attention to feather detail in the final pieces is excellent. I have birded for 30+ years and only took up drawing and painting about a year ago, I retired and now have more time. Your work is an inpiration to me, thank you for posting it.

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