As you may have read this week in my blog, I've started a little challenge this year - maybe not so little???
It is to make a different bird each week. I've opened up the challenge to others and so far there is a nice group of us starting out - using any media - with the goal of making/creating 52 different birds in 2011.
I started a drawing class here in San Miguel and so thought I'd try drawing a bird as my week one birdie. As I've never studied drawing before and am a complete beginner, the teacher has had me drawing Mexican dolls and pots/jugs etc using vine charcoal. She is very encouraging and supportive so - getting carried away a little - I thought for my bird week 1 challenge, I'd try something new at home and give pencil drawing a go.
The result is "Screaming Eagle" - a birdie who looks a little angry - but I think he is just enjoying a little scream!
What do you think? I'm encouraged to do more birds and will take this one to class today and see what the instructor has to say. Maybe I'll be brave enough to work on some birds there and move on from pots/jugs!!
If you want to see what the other members of our "bird a week" group have done for their first weekly challenge, click on the links below.
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