Drawing Birds

I have been drawing birds since I was knee high to a sparrow. I did this huge drawing of a bird's nest in 2010. It's about 3 times lifesize. I'm not sure why I drew it so large because it took an entire week to finish! I found the abandoned nest in a hedge by a bus stop one afternoon in Battersea. The imaginery bird is actually based on a white blackbird I saw in the Natural History Museum in London (yes there is such a thing!).

I am thinking I might do some more work on it and make it more surreal but in the meantime I am using it as inspiration for one of the picture books I am writing. Anyone who hasn't seen Birds of America by John James Audubon should take a look. They are beautiful paintings.


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