The backyard is transformed – refreshed as if it’s been washed green – after a week of early Autumn rain. So here’s a selection of photos celebrating the new green – colour inspiration!
I am Bird Lady – with camouflage of Tawny Frogmouth, and stride of a Cockatoo. Habitat range? Ever outwards from the nest. Flightless I walk. Eyes watchful as a Currawong, I stand. I wait. Snap nature, pattern, texture, life. Observe, sketch, write -share moments of illustrated life in words and pictures. This is my superpower. The extraordinary in my everyday. Today, bird lady. Next week – perhaps – cat lady. Nature, and human interaction with it, can be a marvellous source of character inspiration. ©Annmarie Scott 2017 This post was written and illustrated in response to The Daily Post prompt Superpower
An illustrator’s tiny tale in words and pictures – rough drawings in pencil, pen and ink.
This week, a sketch and an update on the Tawny Frogmouth nest.
The chicks are loosing their ‘wonder-fluff’ – clouds of white feathers are replaced by an underlay of mottled grey. Dad has given up sitting on the rapidly growing babes.
Above you’ll find a preview – an early version of a new card illustration inspired by the pair of hungry ‘white clouds’ in the nest outside my window. Who could resist drawing these chicks? See photo below. Related Blog post: The Waiting Branch, One or Two?
What’s unique about this ink drawing, is that it’s been done with a twig from the ground under the nesting tree.
Last week I was standing in the rain sketching sulphur crested cockatoos.
After further encounters I now believe their disinterest in my presence was somewhat feigned, but it encouraged me to observe them. This kind of close
This week standing in the rain, an umbrella and book in one hand, pencil in the other – sketching large sulphur-crested cockatoos.