I love Hairy Woodpeckers. Excellent work!
Thanks Kathy! They're a favorite of mine too - I love how they tend to announce their presence when they swoop down into the yard, a nice break from those stealthy sparrows and finches!
Gorgeous!!!! I love the softness of your pencil drawings. What lead softness do you use?
Thanks Kelly! I just use an ordinary 0.5mm mechanical pencil. I guess it's HB? Just this past weekend, I bought myself some H, B, 2H and 2B 0.5mm leads though, so might actually try using more than one pencil (gasp!) but I'm usually much too impatient to switch back and forth!
Just catching up on your blog - you've been very productive! Two very nice drawings, particularly like the pose you've captured in the woodpecker.
Thanks Fraser! Yup, I'm definitely hoping to keep this little bit of momentum going! And I got such a kick out of the poses this guy got into during his preening spree! It was funny though, if I hadn't been watching him, I probably wouldn't have been able to see him - even while preening, just kind of looked like a bump on the branch!
Another beauty Nicole. You certainly have a great talent.
Love the pose, lovely work Nicole!
Thanks Keith!Thanks Mia!
Glad you didn't resist drawing that Nic. The eye is just so good, it looks convexed like a real eye.
Thanks Roy! I spend a lot of time fussing with the eyes, and usually have to get that right before starting on anything else!