Before I move on to this weeks sketching session with my sister, I present "Annette the first". The first, because I had so much fun drawing her and coloring her in, you know there will be an "Annette the second".
This week I sketched a bird - not just any bird. A woodpecker. Not just any woodpecker. A gilded flicker. A gilded flicker who just happens to look like he ran into that tree and re-arranged his beak in the process.
One of his relatives came to my goldfinch feeder Sunday morning and I had never seen one before. The spotted breast was amazing. In real life I mean. I did my best to capture it here.
Topics of conversation this week included: the chevy malibu, car max, white carpet covered dashboards, and how to make a dark brown from the watercolors in your pan.
I then thought it would be a good idea to try and capture a scene from the walk Chris and I did on Saturday. Naked trees should be easy to draw. Au contraire.
For my final selection I tackled the daffodil from another angle.
By this point in the session I was laughing so hard I almost spilled the last sip of my ice cold cosmo so we called it quits. For all out FUN - facetime sketchtime can not be beat.