We had the second field sketching event at the Tokyo Port Wild Bird Park. This time, I struggled a bit because the birds were rather far away and we had to use bins or scope to sketch. I normally use a pocket sized sketchbook when I go birdwatching and seldom paint directly on a big piece of paper using telescope. But I have decided that on this kind of occasion, when I come to draw but not to watch birds, I would try bigger piece. I wanted another pair of arms!
I love how most of his feathers look very wet yet the bottom so fluffy. The reflection of the green reeds was beautiful.
ヒヨ吉さんからお借りしたパステルペンシル"Conté à Paris"で落書き。今度、画材屋で探してみたい！
Cormorants in pastel.
We saw an extraordinary scene... a Jungle crow attacked a female teal and killed it! When I saw it, the duck was still alive and flipping its wings but the crow bit hard on its neck and it stopped moving. I didn't know that a crow could act like a bird of prey! The crow didn't eat it himself but stored some in his throat and carried it away, probably to his nest site.
Here, you can find some photos of the day as well as other participants' works!