Well, I DID IT!!! I finished my first class with @lillarogers and @mtantau and I have to say I loved every minute of it. I even loved the moments when I felt completely out of my league and was wondering how I would ever finish and have anything ready to submit! For our final project, we had to take the motifs we did earlier in the class and put them onto ceramic items in a cohesive collection. I called mine "Belle Vie Collection" which stands for "Beautiful Life" - the quotes on the tray and saucer/plate are also french quotes about living life and being happy in your journey!! Now that this class is done, I'm off to continue my journey and keep on learning and growing in the hopes that one day my drawings might actually be made into real-life products!!
2 111 hour ago
“Pantanal Wanderings” –
Green Kingfisher diving for fish, composite photo
I have seen and photographed most of Thailand’s kingfisher species. There are about 16 and this is one of the more difficult ones to find. I have seen Ruddy Kingfisher only a handful of times. The mangrove forests in Phang Nga seem to be one of the better places to find this species. This one was pretty skittish and it took me a while to get close enough to take a shot.
31 2472 hours ago
Another completed Bird artwork for my exhibition. All the pieces will be for sale.
A4 colour pencil on Arches 300gsm paper.
Photo reference with permission from Tracy Maggs Photography. #kingfisher #australianbirds #aussiebirdart
A shot of the Female Kingfisher looking content.
If you are new to spotting the difference between the male (i posted yesterday) and the female kingfishers, an easy reminder is the female Kingfishers wear the lipstick, they have the orange on the lower mandible (lower beak).
--------------------------- #femalekingfisher #kingfisher #kingfishers #alcedoatthis
8 747 hours ago
This morning back out onnthe water.
I was so ready to get back to lessons with Phil, eager to have a paddle , half way to the river my body decided it wanted to have a protest and when I got out the car I was like a pain ridden 70 yr old. Even Phil said should you be on the water.
Anyway stole a paracetamol from Phil and off we went, I may as well hurt for a reason.
The river was absolutely flat calm ,not a ripple . Completely different to yesterday afternoon. The water was easy 2 feet higher than yesterday too which was scary .
We as absolutely blessed onnthe water, the kingfisher was a very very busy bird this morning 😍. Oh it was so beautiful I wish I could describe it better than that but I carnt . Everytime I see one I get a warm glow inside me , something very very special seeing the kingfisher.
Me and phil had a great laugh today , we joked , we smiled, we talked alot, we shouted kingfisher alot 😍, I retrieved a tyre inntertube with tons of rope attached to it, yes I was in a tree again too. Phil retrieved a happy birthday balloon. We wasnt litterpicking today we just needed a chill out time but we do have a litterpick planned soon.
There was also a duck with no quack , poor little guy but he flew well and looked in great condition. When you think you have seen it all.onnthe river something else comes to surprise you
My time.on the water is precious and i cherish every second of it.
Didnt quite do the full 2 hours but in that time we had a amazing time and memories that will last a lifetime again.
We surely are blessed on that river, truly blessed to be on a beautiful river. I thank my.lucky stars I found @yellowbellysup to show me how beautiful our area is. #riverwitham#kingfisher#canalandrivertrust#suplife#sup#balloon#litter#adventure#watersports
✍️ final part
Here it is, my latest commission is done. I did not expect school to take me so much time, I have only been able to deal with my colored pencil one day in two weeks !! It make the drawing progress way slower but anyway, I wish you a great evening and Sunday ! •
Ça y est je viens de terminer ma toute dernière commande en date !! Je ne m’attendais pas à ce que l’école me prenne autant de temps, en deux semaines je n’ai pu dessiner qu’une journée !! j’espère que ce Martin pêcheur vous plaît 😃 •
Thank you @caperelux for the permission to draw your wonderful photo 🐥common kingfisher
🐥Martin pêcheur d’Europe • #cansonpaper#fabercastellfrance#art_window#kings_birds#internationalbirdart#amiehowardart#pencilacademy@bestbirdshots#canson