Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Drawing - Yellow-Rumped Warbler

Yellow Rumped Warbler - Graphite on Paper
Copyright 2010, Nicole MacPherson

Wow, what a long time between drawings!  I actually started and abandoned four drawings between the Nazca Booby and this warbler.  Not sure why they didn't work, maybe I'll go back to them.  Or maybe not!

Yellow-Rumped Warblers are usually one of the first warblers to return in the spring, and usually the last to leave in the fall.  Warblers don't generally over-winter, but most over-wintering warblers are Yellow-Rumped. The other great thing about them is that they use birdfeeders!  I've had them eating sunflower seeds and suet.  And water brings them in like nobody's business!

When I scan these drawings in, I try to adjust the scanners settings so the image on my screen matches the actual drawings level of "darkness".  I don't know why the default settings make it show up so light - when I use the same setting for photos and drawings, you can barely see the drawing at all.  And then when it's the right level of "dark", the background turns blue!  Oh well, technical difficulties notwithstanding, it's nice to have another drawing completed.  Here's hoping the next one doesn't take six weeks as well!


  1. Excellent!! You took on a difficult task to draw it from nearly head on, but very successful, well done!!

  2. Thanks, Harold! I seem to gravitate towards the odder poses, wonder what that says about me!