Thursday, February 5, 2009

Gathering further reference

Since the osprey photo I took was not properly exposed and the bird was so small within the frame there was barely any detail. The homework starts with researching the proper anatomy of the osprey. I've drawn them many times, I've observed them in the wild for at least the past 20 years. To supplement my knowledge I reach to my bookshelf. One excellent book on the subject was written by Floyd Scholz.  Mr. Scholz is a highly respected carver and published this book as a tool for other carvers and artists. Each time I make a drawing of this type I open up "Birds of Prey". A must have for bird lovers.

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