This one I think I achieved a sketchier look than the one I posted last night. Often I feel my birds are too stiff looking. I'm hoping by working quickly using methods like Marc Holmes will help me loosen things up.
I notice that although I'm holding my pen further down the barrel, I still have quite a grip on it. I don't want my results looking like they've been micro-controlled but instead spontaneously rendered. I want those wiggly/wobby, broken up/uneven wonky lines with these exercises. Not there by any means.......not yet :-)
The one plus is that I'm not laboring over these pages.........I AM speeding up. I need that if I have hopes of sketching birds out on location (or any moving subject for that matter).
I forgot to scan between pencil / pen and ink / and watercolor. I didn't erase anything this time on the bird before applying pen and ink but instead cleaned it up (only a little) after paint was applied and dried. Some of the graphite shows under the watercolor and for this subject, I like that.
This too is from a photo I took last year while checking out Venetian Gardens.
Handbook; Pilot Falcon with Lexy Grey ink; QoR watercolors