Bird Art, Coloured Pencil, Derwent Coloursoft, Derwent Drawing, Exotic Birds, Faber-Castell Polychromos

Chicken…

For some time I have been admiring artists that produce images in coloured pencil on black paper. I have seen some lovely renditions of birds that pop against the black background. I thought I might have a go and so purchased some black paper on one of my Halifax visits. It is called Artagain, by… Continue reading Chicken…

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Caran d'Ache Supracolor, Derwent Inktense, Derwent Watercolour, Faber-Castell Albrecht Durer, Landscapes, Landscapes of Nova Scotia, Watercolour pencil

Down to the Jetty

I really struggle with landscapes. I don't think that they work well with my detail obsession and my preference for watercolour pencil work. I suppose the type of landscape I've always enjoyed seeing are those with wafts of colour that give the impression of the landscape structures, and I'm just not good at that (and… Continue reading Down to the Jetty

Bird Art, Coloured Pencil, Faber-Castell Polychromos, Nova Scotia bird art, Prismacolor Premier

Saw-whet

I was looking for something to start off the new year of drawing. Nothing I had printed actually felt right, mainly because I had decided that this would be a coloured pencil piece, and I was stymied for printing out anything new because I'd run out of ink for my printer (I dislike drawing from… Continue reading Saw-whet

Animals, Bird Art, Coloured Pencil, Flowers and Plants, Landscapes, Portraits, Retrospective, Watercolour pencil

That was a year…

I thought I'd have a look back at a year of blogging, my first year doing this and, coincidentally, my first full year working with coloured art. I have drawn birds (and some animals, insects, etc.) for many years, usually in pen and ink. This goes back to the 1990's, when Mark used to publish… Continue reading That was a year…

Caran d'Ache Supracolor, Derwent Watercolour, Faber-Castell Albrecht Durer, Portraits, Watercolour pencil

Something Old, Something New…

An appropriate title, I think, for the last day of 2017. Even more so when considering the subject matter of this post. Its an image of a wedding, not just any old wedding but our own, way back in 1993! You may wonder why I chose to have a go at this...well, I'm definitely feeling… Continue reading Something Old, Something New…

Caran d'Ache Supracolor, Derwent Watercolour, Faber-Castell Albrecht Durer, Portraits, Watercolour pencil

January

January is almost upon us and it can be a bit chilly here in Canada. Despite the fact that we don't get as much snow as we used to in Montreal, Southern Nova Scotia can have its own chill factor when the wind whips in off the sea. Sometimes it can feel colder than it… Continue reading January

Bird Art, Coloured Pencil, Derwent Drawing, Faber-Castell Polychromos, Nova Scotia bird art, Prismacolor Verithin

Autumn Song

Mark took a lovely image of a relatively common bird a couple of months ago...a Song Sparrow. It was perched on a branch of the multiflora rose that seems to be ubiquitous in this province, and the blurred out background, bright red branch, withered leaves and the lovely light on the beautiful plumage of the… Continue reading Autumn Song