Friday, February 12, 2010
I 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.