Friday, 25 June 2010

Turnstone drawing started

many of my regular blog followers will be aware of my upcoming exhibition of bird art at Titchfield Haven nature reserve and this piece is destined to be one of the exhibits.On the seaward side of the coast road from the Haven is HillHead beach and harbour,a long stretch of shingle stretching for several miles,incidentally the scene of an oil spill earlier this week that has necessitated the closure of the beach from hillhead all the way to Hook spit which adjoins my local beach at warsash.i hope the clean-up will be rapid and restore the beach to its usual state before any problems arise for the thousands of breeding birds in the nearby Haven.Early this year i observed these little turnstones scurrying around the harbour at low tide foraging and clambering over boat anchor chains and ropes and thought it might make a rather charming this piece ive sketched in a couple of turnstones,one balanced on an old anchor chain the other foraging and ive added shallow water and lots of far ive blocked in the background water tone with an h grade pencil and blending stump and ive started to add ripple details with an hb pencil and the blending stump.

1 comment:

Rahulsutar said...

i just like the way you bring a sketch to life,thank you so much for sharing this technique