Friday, January 11, 2013

Illustration Friday's theme : ocean

My entry is a Ross's Gull. The Ross's Gull was first spotted in the United States in Newburyport, Massachusetts, in 1975 and was such a big deal to local bird watchers, that the camera crews from the Boston news stations were called out. Previously it was thought to only live in the Arctic.



I drew him in colored pencil. It was very challenging to create all the grays' in his feathers, but it was fun!

8 comments:

careless-designs said...

Stunning work and loved reading about the background of the bird pictured!

David R. Vallejo said...

Yes, interesting background on the bird. Really like this piece.

Phil Davis said...

Very good Revelle, a very rare bird in Ireland, have seen two if memory serves. Beautiful gull, beautiful painting.

Sue Brown said...

Just lovely, and a bird new to me - thanks for the intro!

Rebecca Stahr said...

Beautiful!

Dan Kent said...

Very beautiful, so well done. And an excellent selection for the topic. Makes me want to paint another bird..hmmmm.

Alex said...

graceful and soft! :D I love it

theodraws said...

Spectacular rendering! Recalls vintage naturalist's studies I have seen...well done!

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