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>> Sunday, March 06, 2011


It's so nice to be sketching again and I'm so excited to be contributing to Sunday Sketches again!  I love sketching birds.  They're pretty easy to do and they're just so darned cute.  I sketched this little one from an image I found on the web.  I'm trying to work outside of the sketch books I have as it's easy to draw something that has step by step photos of how to add the shading and everything.  I think it turned out pretty good.  Much better than the last few things I tried sketching.  I guess it's partly because I really love the subject and I'm not just doing it because it's one of the exercises in my books.

I found a really good watercolor book at the library so hopefully next Sunday I'll have something in color for you all!

22 Wonderfully Stated Opinions!:

Tammie March 6, 2011 at 12:34 AM  

Deanna,
This is wonderfully cute, I can tell that you love this little critter.

KateH March 6, 2011 at 12:39 AM  

oh goodie!! :) I love birds! very nice sketch :)

Heather March 6, 2011 at 1:43 AM  

This little bird is sooo cute! Very charming!

Catherine... March 6, 2011 at 1:59 AM  

This little bird is very cute. I like sketching birds too...welcome back

Katherine Thomas March 6, 2011 at 4:50 AM  

Good for you, putting the "book" aside! I love the little bird!

WrightStuff March 6, 2011 at 5:19 AM  

Deanna - you're right, birds are so cute!

I was so sorry to hear about your loss, my thoughts go out to you.

In terms of classes, you might like this one which starts soon - The Experimental Art Course by Amelia Critchlow. I've taken this before and loved it. It's all about letting go. It might be just what you need.


http://www.ameliacritchlow.co.uk/section354449.html

Marlene March 6, 2011 at 7:36 AM  

Very cute little bird, well done. Reminds me of all the little guys I have visiting my feeders right now.

Christine March 6, 2011 at 8:56 AM  

well done, it doesn't look easy at all!

Missy March 6, 2011 at 9:28 AM  

This is sooooooo cute, beautiful drawing!

Diana Evans March 6, 2011 at 9:48 AM  

oh I love your cute little feathered friend!!! wonderful work Deanna!!!!

aquariann March 6, 2011 at 10:20 AM  

What a cutie! ^.^

And yay, I'm excited to hear I inspired you to break out the Prismacolor pencils. I can't wait to see what you create with them!

Reflections March 6, 2011 at 10:24 AM  

Cute little guy! You are doing wonderful with the shading.

I was glancing over your blog. Fantastic pieces.

Heather March 6, 2011 at 10:24 AM  

Deanna,
so good to see your sketches, again.

i think your bird came out just lovely. really, love the dark background you have created. and the texture of the bird itself. very nice! i have been hearing these little guys outside my windows....and they sing the sweetest song! enjoy your day - heather

Nelly March 6, 2011 at 11:13 AM  

I love your bird. I have a recent new love of the shape of birds, I am not sure why. You captured this little lovely beautifully.

lissa March 6, 2011 at 12:12 PM  

sweet drawing, the feathers lines has a nice texture and softness

Sinderella Studio Designs March 6, 2011 at 12:48 PM  

I love your sketching - the still life below is great too - you are a little too critical of yourself. Can't wait to see next weeks!!!
cheers, dana

Julia Christie March 6, 2011 at 12:50 PM  

Cute little bird! I love love love birds - love to watch them for hours - they are so industrious!
Lovely to see you here again!

Smiles

Sophia March 6, 2011 at 4:37 PM  

Welcome back, Deanna. I think I left you a comment on a few posts back earlier this morning. =)

I love your sketch of this bird. Reminds me of the ones we had growing up - loved the morning songs they would whistle away. Comforting. =) Your artwork is truly amazing and I wish I had HALF the talent that you have.

Thank you for your encouraging words and comfort. Hugs

Betsy March 6, 2011 at 5:13 PM  

Oh, this is lovely! I'm partial to birds so I immediately loved it!

Kristin Dudish March 6, 2011 at 9:16 PM  

This bird is great... perfect for Spring!

Thank you so much for putting the Paint Party Friday button on your blog - I'm really excited about it & can't wait to see what you create (watercolors maybe?)

I'll add your link to the sidebar :)

xo
Kristin

Jehanne March 6, 2011 at 9:35 PM  

oh this is gorgeous. You have captured the expression wonderfully:)

Hannah Sommerville March 8, 2011 at 3:03 AM  

What a beautiful sketch! You are very talented and I look forward to exploring your blog and seeing more of your work.

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