Two weeks ago we were in Canoa and our time out for art consisted of lessons on sketching and working on a large painting with Lisa at the Amalur Hostel. We had hoped to finish the painting in time for last week’s time out entries, but there was always one or two more things to do to finish what we have been calling an, “Iguanecko.” The animal is primarily an iguana with gecko-like feet so it is an iguanecko. Mary should have the last parts done by Thursday, so she can show what primarily she has been working on lately.
I went back to my pencils and decided to sketch an eagle. I found several pictures and opted to try a Harpy Eagle similar to the types that populate eastern Ecuador. They are large eagles similar in coloring to American Bald Eagles but they have tufted heads.
One of the problems with pencil sketches is that they are hard to photograph. Generally I have to adjust the darkness on the photos after I download them so that they will show up on the post. Unfortunately the darkening changes some of the appearance (especially in the shaded areas.)
Here is a close up of the eyes after I had darkened the picture.
But here is another closer look without the darkening effect.
Anyway – you can see my latest effort at sketching. The Harpy Eagle.
We hope you have been following Lisa’s blog for tips and encouragement on doing your own sketches. http://playamart.wordpress.com/2013/07/24/timeout-for-art-a-species-of-writing/
Join us if you wish in taking a bit of time out each week for art!
Retirement life is good in Ecuador!