From flamingo to pigeon

Drawing from “How to” books is a good way to draw things not easily available, like a flamingo. After this little exercise I thought of what I do have in the neighborhood…pigeons and squirrels. The first page is inspired by a Walter Foster book ( priced at $2!)  and the second page from photos I shot of pigeons feasting on popcorn.

Dessiner d’après des livres donne accés à des choses qu’on ne voit pas facilement comme des flamands roses.  Après ce petit exercice je me suis mise à penser à ce que j’avais dans mon coin …des pigeons, des écureuils. La première page est d’aprés un livre de Walter Foster (à $2!)  et la deuxième page d’après des photos que j’ai prises de pigeons se gavant de pop corn.

15 thoughts on “From flamingo to pigeon

  1. The thing about pigeons is that their movements create such interesting, lively shapes, and repeat those shapes often. I really like pages of studies.

  2. thank you to every one, I really appreciate all comments.
    I am discovering the pleasure of drawing what you see even if not as exotic as flamingo.

  3. Very nice, like I’m sitting in a park, watching the critters. My boys would always pick out “How to draw ” books at the library, and I’d fuss that they should pick out books to read. Now MOM’s the one picking out how to draw books!

  4. Wow! I could almost hear all of them chirping 🙂 so very full of life indeed… and that’s one thing I see a lot here in Louisiana….birds.
    I really love watching birds fly, giving the sense of freedom, and your drawings do just that Benedicte!
    Feels great to be back and thank you so much for your comment ^^

  5. I forgot to answer the question, yes they do have paper cups in Germany, but if you order those Grande in McCafe…then usually they’d give you big porcelain cups ^^

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