So, today I haven’t drawn from life. I have used a reference courtesy of Wet Canvas Reference Image Library.
A year or so ago I tried my hand at a bird in pastel, using a reference from a calendar. I was very happy with the result, but haven’t gone back and tried a bord since. So I browsed through the reference library and came across a few images I would like to tackle in pastel, this being one of them.
I don’t have a good enough camera to get out and take good pictures of the small birds in my area, and now that we have three cats, we don’t see the little wrens and sparrows as much anymore, which is a real pity. So I really appreciate the generosity of the artists on WetCanvas in sharing their photos.