Brandt’s Cormorant 2

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Brandt’s Cormorant portrait in colored pencil, completed. Surprising little black used in this apparently black bird. Lots of grays, browns and whites….

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Brandt’s Cormorant 1

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Preliminary lines for a Brandt’s Cormorant portrait. It’s another bird without much color—maybe a little brown, buff and blue when it’s all done… This one is especially fitting after recent pelagic trips out of Half Moon Bay and Monterey Bay.