Bell’s Sparrow 1


Starting on a Bell’s Sparrow portrait. Very rough so far…


Bonaparte’s Gull


Another quick pencil sketch, a study really: Bonaparte’s Gull in alternate plumage. Needs work, but happy with how it looks for the short time I spent. I had in mind to show this with another dainty swimmer—the Red-necked Phalarope. Perhaps that will happen eventually.

Snowy Plover 1


After yesterday’s encounter, I knew what I had to draw. Here’s a Snowy Plover study in pencil. I’m experimenting with harsh light and disappearing outlines. Not much color to add, but I will be doing a more finished portrait after I work out the kinks.