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Monday, June 29, 2009

Drawing of a Robin - Colored Pencil

This soft sweet Robin is in the same series as the Cardinals. It's 5x7, on Champagne Mi Tientes paper (smooth side) and done in Prismacolor Pencils.

For this one, I ended up with a few more colors than usual: Indigo, Periwinkle, Mineral Orange, Yellow Ocher, Black and White. The blue and orange tones are complements and work together nicely even though Robins in life don't have much blue in their feathers.

The softness of this drawing is very apparent, to me anyway, and adds a sweet look to the subject. That wasn't my goal when I started but I did work with it as it appeared.

The entire back of the bird is suggested but not drawn clearly or just plain missing. I'm still experimenting with the pencils to see how loose I can go. This may be getting close to the boundry of "not enough" - we'll see where it ends up.


bettyfromtexas said...

so delicate and gentle . . . lovely

Stephanie said...

how wonderful! I love the softness of this robin.

Ash Strickland said...

Great work!I like the style of the fading of the picture.

Alex said...

I really enjoy looking at your birds, I mean... it's just so relaxing and gives your that kind of calmness you usually get when you're beside a river or a stream, and just letting nature taking over your day. :) The head is exceptionally cute this one, and the eye part is wonderful!

Kate (Cathy Johnson) said...

I love these on the toned paper...just delightful!

Vicki Holdwick said...

I followed you over here from your comment on my blog.

Now that I see your art, your positive comment means even more.

You can draw!


Danette said...

So soft and sweet, really lovely!!

freebird said...

He does look sweet. Great drawing.