Happy day after Draw a Bird Day!
Flocks and flocks of Bohemian Waxwings visited Edmonton this winter and I took many, many photos of them feasting on berries and flying in and out of trees and bushes. A few photos turned out well, with interesting poses and enough detail to be drawing-worthy. I was super excited to do some quick, fun sketches, but I soon realized this wasn’t going to happen since each line I drew was being erased and redrawn at least once. And I was getting frustrated. Maybe my sketching would flow better if I stopped erasing. One line, one chance. What would that look like?
I grabbed a non-erasable pen and a little stack of printer paper and started drawing some heads. Not bad! That fun feeling started to take over and I grabbed some markers to make the bold and colourful face patterns happen. After a few faces, I was ready to ink a whole waxwing!