Egret iln Ruffle

Egret iln Ruffle

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The African Sacred Ibis crossing a herd of Zebra


This 19 x 24 drawing was executed using Faber-Castell water soluable graphite pencils with a touch of a black Derwent Verithin colored pencil. The paper is vellum bristol.  

I felt it was time to incorporate my bird portraits with other animals and I plan to create more pieces with flocks of birds or a variety of species. I think this composition is an interesting one, capturing a Sacred Ibis as it slowly strolls across the view of a herd of Zebras. Taking no mind of the Ibis, a Tick Bird goes about it's business, dining on the insects on the back of one of the Zebras. I used three different photos downloaded from http://Wildlifereferencephotos.com to create this drawing.