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Line Drawings of Birds

I recently drew some white on black line drawings of birds and I’m pretty pleased with the results.

1) A drawing of two gold finches sitting on a bird feeder.

Line Drawing of Gold Finches
Line drawing of two gold finches

2) A line drawing of a feeding nuthatch.

Line drawing of a nuthatch
A nuthatch poses while eating.

3) Line drawing of three herons. Based on a picture by Melinda Foster (

Line drawing of three herons
Line drawing of three herons.

Pencil Drawing – Canadian Goose

Pencil Drawing of a Canadian Goose
Over the past couple of months I’ve decided to dedicate some of my spare time to sketching. Coming up with character designs for Steve the Cat proved unnecessarily difficult and I realised I needed to re-hone and practise my drawing skills. My feeling is you have to know how to draw something realistically before you can draw a stylized/cartoon version. I bought a cheap sketching guidebook, a pack of pencils, and looked through old pictures I’ve taken for inspiration. This sketch is based from a picture I took of a Canadian goose in Springbank Park, London, Ontario. Hopefully there will be more to follow. I also might update my progress on the Supermarine Spitfire, which has been on the back burner for a while.

Here’s the original photo I used for the drawing.
Picture of a Canadian Goose