DRAWING OF A SILVER BIRD
Welcome to my submission for the draw with friends art contest organized by @tonyr
My entry been pretty late due to various unforeseen circumstances but better late than never..
This post could also serve as my 6th entry into @merej99 Community Engagement Challenge; making a post for ten days straight. Am just one post away from reaching the minimum number of posts needed.
In my entry for the competition, the drawing I made is from the intermediate level. May decided to make a post in the beginner or advanced level as the day runs out.
Below are the processes involved in the execution of my work.
After having a reference, the first step is to draw a quick outline of the reference. You may decided to have done a quick thumbnail sketch before you started the main drawing.
The shading of the work begins. For this work, I am mainly using strokes. Also my starting point is the eye/beak. Different artists have their starting point in shading. Find the one that works for you.
Shading continues here. As am using a pen for drawing, I don't have the privilege of blurring, so I used soft strokes in treating the feather of the body.
I had to be really careful in the use of my pen. One star attraction of drawing is your use of light and shade. As such the darker part as to show more depth than the lighter. The outline other body of the bird was washed in light so I didn't put too much strokes there.
In my execution of the tail, I just did a general shading as the body of the tail was very light compared to other parts.
Treating the underbelly of the bird decided to prove tricky. As this part is naturally a different colour, I used a red pen to do a kind of outline then covered with shading if a black pen. The red pen was also used in shading the eye.
I treated both the legs and the wood as silhouette. The back was covered it shadow. The first leg was shaded in a lighter shade. For the wood, I decided to use line drawing for using a red pen.
Would make a post of another drawing later in the day.
Kindly vote for me in the comments page of the drawing competition..
Am still on my quest to fill up 60 pages of my A3 sketchpad before next week... Still on page twenty.
Currently a student at the University studying art as one of my specialization. Art. Poems. Books. Life