Friday, February 12, 2010

Night Owl

great horned owl white charcoal drawingI do enjoy working in white charcoal on occasion. I find it a little more difficult to use than black because it only comes in one hardness and has a slightly oilier feel, but it is wonderful for drawing night scenes. For this drawing, I used a photograph I took recently of a great horned owl. The Wildlife Center, a wildlife rescue and rehabilitation facility in northern New Mexico, had an evening class on raptor identification a few months ago which I attended. Several of their educational birds were available, and I was allowed to photograph them. A portion of my profit from sales of prints and the original will be donated to the Center.

5 comments:

Glendon Mellow said...

Gorgeous, really really amazing, Heather!

Heather M. Ward said...

Thanks so much, Glendon. And happy Darwin Day!

paintnpencil said...

This is quite stunning, love it.

Heather M. Ward said...

Thank you. I like the different effect that white on black has, I'd like to do more of it.

paintnpencil said...

I look forward to seeing it, so effective.