Day 2, and already things didn’t go as planned…but for once, it was for the drawing’s benefit!
Today’s plan was to get kids on the bus, eat, then go run errands and grocery shop, and then at some point help finish up the plan for Bible club tomorrow with another one of the leaders. As the hubby and kids weren’t going to be getting home until at least 5, it was the perfect day to get all those things done while still having uninterrupted drawing time.
But, it wasn’t meant to be…my littlest guy wasn’t feeling well this morning and stayed home from school. I cancelled all my plans, watched tons of movies, and got my drawing in between all the snuggles.
But onto the drawing from today! The preview I shared on Facebook and Instagram really threw everyone for a loop (sorry, guys!), but here’s the non-monkey-dog-cat-cat butt-ostrich in all his glory:
Title: Blue Heron
Medium: Graphite pencil on acid free paper
Inspiration/nominated by: I don’t exactly remember who nominated it, but someone at the Brockport Arts Festival in 2017 suggested doing a blue heron. I think it was my neighbor vendor, Scott, and he was talking about his favorite birds, but I can’t remember for sure. I just know that who ever nominated it as a potential subject is a genius, because we love blue herons!
Favorite parts: The heron’s funny little feathers at the back of his head! He looks like he just woke up from a nap and has a cowlick 😉
Honestly, this drawing was fairly straight forward and I didn’t have any major issues. It was just really nice to sit and relax while watching movies with my kiddo and just draw!
Challenges: The wings for sure! My favorite eraser pencil is missing, so I’m using a back up one that just doesn’t work as well as my favorite. The back up one is just so flimsy and just doesn’t erase as well. I think I’m going to just have to break down and order a new one because I don’t think I can draw as effectively without a good eraser pencil. Not having the good one made the lighter feather overlay much more challenging than it should have been!
Product availability: The original is available for purchase (will be on Etsy soon or contact me directly); prints will be available at a later date.
What is your favorite bird?