A Bit of Black

August 21, 2008 | By | 11 Replies More

Another bird! This mockingbird drawing was lightly sketched with graphite and finished with colored pencil. Colored pencil is nice for the detail it allows, but fairly time consuming to lay down the pigment.

This little (5×7) drawing has only a limited color range – blues, grays, a little yellow and a bit of black.

I’m finding these birds to be extremly enjoyable so have started more for watercolor sketches. We’ll see how those go.

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  1. Ann says:

    This is beautiful!

  2. Sarah M says:

    Oh, this is lovely! The limited palette really works. Can’t wait to see you do some birds in watercolour. 🙂

  3. Deb says:

    Beautifully done! I hope cardinals and goldfinches are in your “to do” list!

  4. Kunstrxns says:

    very nice indeed

  5. Kathleen says:

    it is nice to see size & process thanks- great birds & great watercolors love Nadines portrait

  6. kazumiwannabe says:

    It’s beautiful! Very elegant bird!

  7. Monette Satterfield says:

    Thanks to everyone for the encouragement -it really does matter!

    I’m working on the watercolor sketches now and will post the results as they finish.

    You mentioned cardinals and goldfinches- cardinals are next, but I’ve never actually seen a goldfinch. I do have the photo reference so can give it a try.

  8. ffyrebird says:

    Absolutely lovely, I can’t wait to see more!!

  9. freebird says:

    Colored pencil may be time consuming but this one is sure worth it.

  10. Stephanie says:

    how pretty! I’m so impressed. Your colored pencil work is really well done. I can harldly wait to see your watercolors!

  11. Monette Satterfield says:

    Thanks for all your gracious comments – it’s so encouraging. The first watercolor is posted and I can only hope I’ve lived up to expectations!

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