A little over a year ago I made a bunch of quick mockingbird sketches with the idea of a painting or drawing or something. You can see a few of them at the link in the previous sentence. Luckily I made lots of notes and stashed a couple of not so good reference photos. Plus if all else fails, we have plenty of mockingbirds around the house. That was the last I thought about it until last night. I grabbed my old sketchbook, a piece of charcoal paper and my Pitt pen set and started drawing. This is the end result.
Three Mockingbirds, 9 x 12 inches (8 x 10 inches displayed)
ink, gouache, and white charcoal on paper
I added a little bit of white gouache for the white feathers and a teeny tiny bit of white charcoal here and there. I love to watch mockingbirds running around the yard looking for food.