Friday, 6 November 2015

Like a bird on a wire

One of my favourite birds, the good old blackbird.

Last year I did a sketch of a winter wolf,
and quickly discovered that adding white detail
to something that's basically already white,
isn't easy.

Guess what! Adding black detail,
to a black bird isn't any different!
I'm happy with the way it has turned out, apart from the legs.
They really need some more work!

Maybe I'll do a crow next!


  1. Here;s the thing. I adore this bird, and you are your own worst critic. Don't sell yourself short. You did a beautiful job painting this blackbird, Nigel.

    I look forward to seeing the crow. We see them everywhere in parking lots in my neighborhood.

  2. This is lovely. The background really enhances the total image. And, now I am singing ... like a drunk, in a midnight choir ...

  3. One of my favorite songs (and yes, like Tobi... I instantaneously began singing the next lines...) and one of my fave birds. I don't see anything wrong with its legs - you captured the blackbird beautifully!

  4. P.S. Thanks for your email, yep - you got the right email address ;)