The Australian Magpie is already one of my favourites and has featured in many of my prints already. But this is the first time I've sketched one from my own photo.
It took a few goes to get it right, I worked in pencil first then went over it in black pen, then finished with watercolours.
|Australian Magpie, searching for food|
|Sketching from my photograph via my laptop|
|Putting a bit of colour into it|
|In the field, sketching|
|I've borrowed some bird books and plant id|
books so I can add botanical information
in my sketchbook.