Bonaparte’s Gull

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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

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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.