Here is my second sketch for Shoot it, Sketch it — take a photo of something and then sketch, draw or paint it. The initial sketch was done with dip pen and ink. The watercolour background (something I painted for another project last year) was added in Photoshop.
The photo (below) was taken on a grey, spring day when I spotted this little bird on a tree outside my studio window. It was taken in a hurry, through the less-than-spotlessly-clean window, but was still good enough to use as a reference. Something about the silhouette appealed to me and I thought it would be fun to draw — and it was.
Check out what Bec from Clouds of Colour and Alana from The Little Leaf have done this week too. They’re the bloggers who introduced the Shoot it, Sketch it feature.
15 thoughts on “Shoot it, Sketch it: Black bird”
l REALLY LOVE this one Anna, not sure why something about the shapes and shadow of it, simple but beautiful
Thanks, Sim. And I love that this scene was in our own backyard : )
Really beautiful! Love it❤
Woop woop! Go Anna! Love this one, very cool. Soooo awesome having you join our feature 🙂
This is fabulous. Really fabulous. Well done.
This is really beautiful Anna, I love the starkness of it and the shapes made by the crossing branches.
I need to start putting your art on my walls, dear! My actual walls at home, not my FB wall! Seriously, I love this sketch and we need to negotiate what offer would persuade you to part with it! love, mouse
Thank you, Mouse : ) I’m sure we can come to some arrangement.
Actually, I’m a bit blown away by everyone’s response to this one – especially when it didn’t quite turn out as I intended. Thank you ALL for your lovely comments. They’re much appreciated.
Just Lovely ! Like it alot 🙂
Looking to join up with the Shoot it Sketchers soon too .
Thank you. I hope you enjoy taking part in the challenge — I am : )