Pied kingfisher


Like this a lot James, nice to see a different kingfisher.

This is really good.

Lovely sketch, like the medium, used.

Thank you for these comments. Encouraging and greatly appreciated. I like these Steadtler Mars Lumograph pencils because they enable a darker black than graphite and without the sheen. Fortunately the pied kingfisher’s plumage is black and white, ideally suited to the materials used.

Lovely drawing, I prefer these pencils too.

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Based on a photo taken on the River Zambezi, Zambia. Drawn with Staedtler Mars Lumograph black pencils and white charcoal on Strathmore tan paper.

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James Underwood

Other than sketching on agenda papers during tedious committee meetings, I started drawing and painting only after several years in retirement. Then, almost 70 years old, I first attended an art course. Still so much to learn, thankfully! — “Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is…

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