SKETCHBOOK 69 – A BETTER GREAT BLUE HERON

It isn’t entirely better, but the head on this great big bird is better than the previous drawing.

Great Blue Herons aren’t blue. They are grey which in the world of animals is blue. Don’t ask why. I don’t know. Someone knows, but I’m not one of them.

I think I got the feathers better and the legs are more realistic. When these birds stand up, they have a huge amount of wings to fold. This is why they look so weirdly feathered. Everything is all clumped together.

When they float, they look more normal. When they fly, they are majestic and huge. About 80 inches or 201 cm wing tip to wing tip. They can cruise at up to 30 miles per hour. That’s cruising, not flapping. Majestic is the word that comes to mind.



Categories: Anecdote, Arts, birds, Drawings, Sketchbook, Swans and herons

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