What am I?

A little bit of fun here for any birdwatchers, can you work out what the 4 birds are that I have sketched??

Guess the birds

Guess the birds from the sketch

Each bird has a number, just write a comment, list numbers 1 to 4 and what bird (example: 1. Chicken, 2. Turkey etc…)

It’s just for fun so write away!

Sketches – quick and slow..

Been basically trying to get a grasp on drawing birds, both quick and slow, learning shapes, postures, positions etc..

Sketch of Common Pochard

Bean Goose, I feel the body is a bit short but other than that I like it.

A Green Sandpiper - from photo

I’m going to start drawing up waders ready for Spring, I had trouble last year picking off the waders, even from my photos. Hope to change that this year.

Red-backed Shrike

Another watercolor but this time free hand with no pre-drawn guide lines or outlines.

I went for sketch book style again and over worked it, added too much shadows on the tail..head too tall and not wide enough and the bird is generally not “fat” enough.
Here is a link to the original photo (taken by myself): http://www.pbase.com/johncostello/image/135042786

I’m pleased anyway because yet again I can pick out what I done wrong and learn from it.


Female Red-backed Shrike from Broängarna