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Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher Illustration

I am starting a new series of bird illustrations that live in my neighborhood.  This is the Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher which is a tiny, long-tailed bird with a thin bill.  It forages for insects in wooded habitats. My goal is to draw the bird realistically, to show the unique characteristic, coloring and flavor.  This gives me an opportunity to develop a closer relationship with the bird, to get to know the bird better. I use photographs of the bird for visual references. starting the illustration with a pencil drawing, which allows me to refine the drawing before I add the fine line marker.  The color is added with Copic Markers.  Check out my other bird illustrations at stephaniesipp.com

2 Comments

  1. Lin Stonehouse says:

    I really enjoy your art and look forward to your post!

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