Painting Sparrows

 

watercolour sketch of a sparrow on the ground

Watercolour sketch of a sparrow on the ground

Hi there, how are you?

I’ve drawn and painted lots of sparrows over the past few months, usually when Chinese brush painting and I wanted to see if I could draw some more realistic birds, it’s good to know the actual shape so as to understand how best to stylise them later.

watercolour sketch of a sparrow on a branch

Watercolour sketch of a sparrow on a branch

I think the birds I drew were all male; the females are a little duller in colour like this one below.

female garden sparrow

Female garden sparrow

I try to take photos of the birds but I have to take them inside through the window because the sound of the camera shutter is quite loud and frightens them off.

watercolour sketch of a sparrow on a tree trunk

Watercolour sketch of a sparrow on a tree trunk

 

I’m hoping that as the weather warms up there will be more birds around and I will get a better look at them.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by today. Till next time, have fun x

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