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A Bird

by Jubi
(Ekm,Kerala,India)


I like birds.... and this is a friend of mine.

She is here to meet you all....


***Note from Kerry:
Jubi, this drawing is gorgeous, it's clean and crisp and has instant appeal. Well done!

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Flights of the Cormorants

by Jim Corbett
(Seongnam City, S.Korea)

Cormorants Drawing

Cormorants Drawing

I originally did this for a challenge on drawspace.com using a reference photo. In the actual photo, there were more cormorants in the water so I decided to focus on a few that could illustrate various stages of flight.

To begin, I drew five ovals to represent the different cormorants. Then, I worked on each cormorant adding a round head, slightly curved neck, long bill, wings and tail feathers.

The wings, believe it or not, were difficult to draw because the height of them determines the stage of flight. The cormorant on the rocks, for example, is just flexing its wings in preparation for take off. This is why I included two small indicator lines. The bird in the top right, however, is as straight as an arrow.

Then, I drew the rocks. Again, the actual photo contained many more rocks so I selected only a few to provide the main idea. Also, the rocks made an excellent starting frame on the left side and since the cormorants are moving right, it gives the appearance of never ending space to fly.

Then, I crazily drew waves all over the page. I added a few waves beyond the rocks to show but most were concentrated parallel and in front of the rocks. I was also sure to place many waves directly around the rocks to give the impression of a rough shore.

Then, I focused on darkening the cormorants to make them stand out. I was careful not to conceal the eyes and bills completely. Then, I shaded medium tones around the rocks to show depth and contour. By adding lines around the edges of the rock, the depth is really clear.

Finally, I drew a couple of faint horizontal lines to represent the horizon and lightly shaded the top portion of the page to represent fog. This way, the division between the water and sky is clear yet, at the same time, part of the same landscape.

**Note from Kerry:

Hello Jim
Wow!! Thanks for a brilliant description of how you went about the drawing. That should help so many people and I am truly grateful to you for taking the time for such detail.

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Falcon

by Ronald
(maui hawaii)


Here's my falcon, it's the best i can do for now. I hope you all like this one too.


***Note from Kerry:
Ronald, I am suitably impressed! It's very good.


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Falcon Improved

by ronald
(maui hawaii)

Layered Falcon

Layered Falcon

Hi everyone

I did an improved falcon. I darkened the feathers instead of all one level of color - now it's more alive.

I thought you'd like to see what layers of graphite can do.


***Note from Kerry:
Hi Ronald

I am very impressed! I have compared the 2 drawings and it is easy to see a marked difference. I've put the first drawing just above here on this page so everyone can take a look at your first entry.

You make me happy Ronald, it's nice to see how much you enjoy your art. Thank you.

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Lonely Duck

by Windy
(Qatar)

Lonely Duck

Lonely Duck

I think about an idea that gives the meaning of solitude.
So, I started to draw the duck from the story which I think every one knows (about the black duck).

I often give my drawings a title that have a strong meaning.

I hope to read your opinion about it.

thanks for reading

Windy

***Note from Kerry:
Hi Windy, well, I really like your drawing. It's so well done. You are right to put thought into the title, it gives it more strength and meaning.

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First bird drawing

by paula
(uk)

My first attempt

My first attempt

I used to draw a lot in school, then nothing.
I decided to look for a hobby in between work and family, so I've taken up drawing again.
I hope you like it x


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Note from Kerry:
Hi Paula
Seriously? Your first attempt? It is incredible - you keep drawing because you were made for it. Great job!

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Birdie

by Syamilah LaLa
(Singapore)

Birdie

Birdie

My friend loves birds, so I decided to draw this bird picture.

I searched the internet and I saw this bird.

I drew it to give to my friend but before I could, he had already left...

***Note from Kerry:
That's a shame, Syamilah. This type of gift has incredible meaning. I hope you see your friend again soon. He will love this.

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BIRDY

by Kathy Guzman
(Camden NJ 08103)

This is my bird

This is my bird

One day we were walking down the park and something caught the corner of my eye, a bird, a robin bird. It was beautiful.

So we were at walmart and i saw a drawing set. The set came with pencils and erasers and papers. I saw a picture of a robin i looked at it for about five minutes and began to draw. I messed up a few times but kept going and when i finally finished it looked like this, BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!

***Note from Kerry:
I couldn't agree more, Kathy, it is beautiful. It's really amazing if you don't draw very often.

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Birds

by Creative
(India)

Observing birds

Observing birds

You can know the name of a bird in all the languages of the world, but when you're finished, you'll know absolutely nothing whatever about the bird . . .

So let's look at the bird and see what it's doing - that's what counts.

I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.



***Note from Kerry:
Creative,
This is very pretty, it's a lovely drawing.

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Flight

by Kitty
(Romania)


I draw this because it expresses freedom and the power of flight.


***Note from Kerry:
Hi Kitty,
This is a terrific drawing. I can feel the freedom you are portraying. Good job!

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Pintail Duck

by Shubha Srinivasan
(Chennai, India)

Pintail Duck

Pintail Duck

Hi

This is my first experiment with bird drawings.Thanks a lot to you, your website inspired me to do these drawings.

Cheers
Shubha Srinivasan

***Note from Kerry:
Hi Shubha, I can see you have an eye for detail. I hope you enjoyed your first experiment and I hope you continue to draw and learn and grow. Drawing adds a whole new dimension to your life and it would make me very happy if you continue with it.

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