Friday, 5 February 2010

Saker drawing(nearly there)


I was hoping to have this one finished today but it was not to be.Just a little more work to do on the remaining feathers and then an overall check of the final tones,adjusting where necessary to make sure of the overall shape and form of the bird.Whilst this is a detailed study of the bird it is important to remember the basics of light and shade and there effect on the feathers and bird so that it doesn't become merely an illustration as opposed to a drawing that captures something of the bird's character.

8 comments:

Chrissy said...

Clive, it gorgeous and I love those last fluffy feathers down the chest...you have managed to get all the feathers different as you set out to do but have also captured the essence
I was going through lots of your work last night and trying to choose one piece for my wall...and I failed!
Just because "only" one was too difficult, lol

joz1234 said...

I was meaning to ask you about your subjects. Do you work from photo or draw from real life subjects?

Lynda Schumacher said...

This is very nice, Clive. I'm struck by how well you have achieved what you comment on in your post: the use of lights and darks on the feathers to effectively convey a true sense of the bird's shape.

Mike Woodcock said...

It's a beauty Clive.

sev said...

I agree totally and its great that you didnt push on to finish it and get tired , i do that and often make mistakes at that stage . Its looking great i love the effect of the light and dark on each feather , that pale rim really looks great seen en masse like that .

Clive Meredith said...

thankyou all for your kind comments,the saker as with all falcons is a fine looking bird and the feather markings are beautiful.i tend to rely more on my photo's than drawing from life especially with animals,less so with birds,in particular the ones i come across in my own area.however the saker here is one i came across at a falconry display at a local show and was able to get some fine reference shots.the drawing is an amalgam from those reference photos.

Ars Natura said...

Gau! parece mentira que sea un dibujo!
Es increĆ­ble el resultado.

Un saludo.

Clive Meredith said...

thankyou very much!