This past week of Christmas holidays has been very busy and I have filled many pages of my sketchbook. For this blog I decided to share one little series of sketches from a morning walk.
My mother and I had promised my nephew (age 9) that we would visit the local waterbird habitat and sketch the ducks. He had been there recently and videoed them. On the video he bravely started to name the ducks and then decided they were all called Geoffrey. (They are Australian Wood Ducks)
Unfortunately when Mum & I visited, there were hardly any ducks in sight. We sketched what we could. The ducks in the above sketch may be Geoffrey 5, Geoffrey 27 and Geoffrey 341.
After a while I gave up and sketched the sketcher. Mum stayed still for ages !
Then a family arrived with bread and the ducks came out of nowhere but moved a lot. Sketches completed, the day was warming up, so we headed home.
Below are some links to more duck and nature pages I have previously sketched
I enjoy drawing nature and you can view some more of my Nature Drawing on my Flickr site
I have sketched and written about another duck . The Pacific Black Duck
some previous step by step drawing blogposts on drawing feathers and nests
and of course, Greeting cards featuring my feather and nest drawings are available to purchase on my Etsy online store