I’m continuing my endeavor of sketching all 47 birds in the book Identify and Draw North American Birds. I’m swapping between Caran D’ache Luminance and Derwent Drawing Pencils. The Derwent pencils don’t have many bright colors, but the birds often call for vivid reds, blues, and greens, so I often reach for the luminous Luminance.
Honestly, I’m not spending much time with these birds. Each one is about a thirty-minute sketch. I’m finding that the paper isn’t allowing for very many layers, maybe three, so I tend to call it quits without adding in that final layer of detail.
My goals are more about basic shape, proportion, and color. That and drawing 47.
Eight down, 39 to go.