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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

#009 Kingfisher

Here is another one I drew in my journal (the one with the rotten paper), scanned and this time I printed it out on Aquabee SuperDeluxe Sketchbook paper. Thank you Laura, for the Aquabee suggestion. It is pretty decent paper for a sketchbook. It takes a much nicer wash than my journal and even seems to hold printer’s ink better than the Aquarius watercolor paper did when I put miskit over the printer ink. Now I just have to remember to keep both journal and Aquabee within reach.

For more about my encounter with this fascinating bird, go to my blog link at the left.


Teri C said...

You really get right down to the nitty gritty of your subjects! I love your details right down to the tree branch. That lower Kingfisher is going to dive any minute to catch something.

kslaughter said...

Wow, Elva....I'm just speechless! This is absolutely fantastic---looks like it should be in a guide book. I just love your attention to detail~~

Kelly said...

Elva.....I love this painting. I like how you combine the ink and the watercolor. Earlier this year was the first time I ever was able to take a good photograph of this fellow. They are so skittish! I'm heading over to your blog to read up on your encounter with him.

Claire M said...

Cute birds and I love the details that you've captured.

Laure Ferlita said...

Your studies are fascinating, Elva. Love these guys. I've only ever seen one and he was gone before I realized what I'd seen!