Saturday, August 16, 2014

OWL SKETCH



Val Webb asked us to do a few sketches before trying to paint our birds in her online class, Painting Birds in Watercolor and Beyond,  this week, focusing on the eyes.  

This is a great horned owl, Kentucky (from Jerry's Raptor group).  I drew him in graphite on cold press watercolor paper.  (Not sure why it looks a bit green as it's on 140# cold press Fabriano, I think.)

8 comments:

Carol Flatt said...

Excellent sketch, Rhonda. You've definitely captured the intense stare that all owls seem to have. We had a family of five (mom, dad, three kids)Great Horned Owls in the neighborhood this year. Beautiful creatures, and it was fun to watch the babies grow. It sounds like a wonderful class you're taking.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Carol. Oh, to have a family around. This spring I heard two owls calling to each other but have not heard them since. It is a good class with lots of information shared, not just about art techniques, but about the birds themselves.

PaintedSouvenirs said...

Your art always amaze and and lighten me, Rhonda! This owl sketch is very beautiful and inspiring. You have captured very good the owl's stare.

CrimsonLeaves said...

Love the eyes and feathering around them, Rhonda. Great work. Methinks you have a love of birds!

Debbie Nolan said...

Rhonda - this is a super sketch. Will be looking forward to seeing him painted. Have a great week.

suzannepaints said...

GREAT drawing. Love the blog.

Cathy Gatland said...

Great owlish stare - sounds like a good class for you, definitely a bird person! I saw an eagle owl on our neighbour's roof a few weeks ago - the first one in years, so hope they are coming back to our 'hood!

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks so much, PS, Sherry, Debbie and Suzane for your comments on this one. Yes, Cathy, I do love my birds and wonder when this love began because when I was younger, I never paid much attention to them at all. Perhaps when we get older, we stop and look more at our surroundings :)