Drawing Diary 6 February 2019 : Birds

This last week I’ve been working on a double portrait I think I’m going to call J & C, at least for now. It’s the initials of the subjects (two of my amazing wife’s amazing children). Titles are important but I’m not very good at them.

Work in progress, pencil on paper

I also picked up my bird project again. When I was a child I could identify most British birds but the years have not been kind to my memory and I was getting frustrated that I now know so few. I thought a good way of learning about them would be to draw them. At the same time, I could develop my coloured pencil technique. I still think this is a good plan but I’ve been making very slow progress.

Pintail duck, Derwent Procolour pencils, Calepino notebook

You can follow this bird-drawing project on instagram using the hashtag #pppbirds.

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