In keeping with the bird theme that I have been working on the last few weeks, I decided to draw a blue heron this week and to again try to supplement a bit with the colored pencils after I had the original pencil sketch.
Here is my rendition of a blue heron wading in a small pond.
We had a visitor from the United States over at our house yesterday and we were talking about some of the advantages of being retired. I showed him some of Mary’s paintings and my sketches and explained that Mary only did a little painting in the United States and I only just started trying to draw pictures a couple of months ago. Being retired has given us both some extra time to explore new hobbies and discover new talents.
I know I have a long way to go, especially in learning to use my colored pencils in a way that enhances the pictures without looking too juvenile, but – I had a lot of fun for a couple of hours trying to make my drawing look like the pictures I was seeing on the internet. It was relaxing and challenging.
I once again recommend that everyone should take a half hour every week, pick up a pencil, and see what you can create. You might just surprise yourself!
Here is the link to Lisa’s newest post regarding sketching: http://playamart.wordpress.com/2013/08/29/timeout-in-tune/
Retirement life is good in Ecuador!