I'm a big fan of botanical art, and as I've been practising my drawing skills and learning new techniques as a way to stave off anxiety, I've found myself becoming more and more relaxed with each time I pick up a pencil or paintbrush. So last weekend I found a gorgeous photo of a cedar waxwing and knew, at once, that I had to try my hand at this lovely bird!
I love the crests that waxwings have and the cedar species has a lovely, light green colour to their plumage. I haven't added any colour yet to this as I do like it as it is, but I may try out my watercolours on this at a later date.
I'm working at adding finer details to these drawings, such as on the branches and with the birds' feet - this is definitely something I need to practise, but it's fun and therapeutic so I'm not complaining!
I'm hoping to keep this up and draw/paint something new at least once a week so hopefully a couple of months from now I'll have a little collection of creations!
Hope you all have a lovely Tuesday!