John Busby seabird drawing course 2017 -18-sun-dunbar

kittiwakes - dunbar - wax crayon - 82 x 57 cms

kittiwakes – dunbar – wax crayon – 82 x 57 cms

We tend to start the drawing course at Dunbar harbour as a way of easing into the week. The wall of kittiwakes is challenging but the nature of the space allows us to go round the group for the first time and have a chat with everybody about how their work is going.
Vehicles are within easy reach so people can adjust their field sketching kit if needs be.
I’d been using wax crayon on the Kingcombe project, mainly for flora and insects… somehow feeling the need for something with more heft for the forms of birds against the monolithic rocks. So for most of rest of the week I swapped to field monoprinting.

kittiwakes - dunbar - wax crayon - 82 x 57 cms

kittiwakes – dunbar – wax crayon – 82 x 57 cms