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Birds on my brain

conte and marker #N21 After a short break I am back at doing birds. I am trying out many drawing materials. This was something I really was looking forward to do once more.

It was also an exercise in the first lesson by Carla Sonheim in the new year long class (The Year of the Spark) hosted by Carla and Lynn Whipple.

It’s a happy coincidence that my wish for January fits in so nicely with the lesson.


Apart from the lesson, I’ve set myself the task of doing daily pieces. This may turn into a challenge again, like like the 101 bird challenge, but for now I am just trying things out, to see where it will take me. For the time being I will be doing monochromatic drawings and paintings. I started this when I was painting in one of my journals, using mostly blue paints. I decided, while the paints were out, to make good use of them. I added random blue paint blobs on (post)cards. I will be looking for images in those.

I wasn’t surprised of finding more birds. Here’s one where I copied the image suggested by a blob using watersoluable crayons (Neocolor II) only.

You see. I still have birds on the brain. 🙂

bird jan 13 (2)


3 comments on “Birds on my brain

  1. carlasonheim
    January 14, 2015

    Hi Corinne! So happy to see you drawing so much! Hurray!

  2. corinnebekker
    January 16, 2015

    Hi Carla, thanks for dropping by!
    Yes! I am happy too – and forming a team and doing a challenge helped tremendously. And your classes of course.
    Drawing is the basis, a good practice to return to again and again. Just for fun – and to start new projects. Ah well – you know that. 🙂

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