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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Wildlife, magpie mini-sketch, by Elaine (jaguarish)

While I was out and about today sketching, a magpie stopped by to check me out.  Just as I began to sketch him, he flew away to investigate other interesting things.  So this is half-reality and half-memory/imagination, otherwise all I'd have is one wing!


  1. He's wonderful! He does look like he is ready to take off, the ink spatters complete the feeling of spontaneity and flight.

  2. Excellent! I love the feeling of spontaneity that you were able to achieve. Blessings!

  3. LOL I hate when creatures don't cooperate...but then neither do people sometimes when you try to sketch them. I like the simplicity of captures it well!

  4. I get the feeling, that it is the magpie that has splashed ink spots on the paper.

  5. I get the feeling, that it is the magpie who has splashed ink spots on the paper...!

  6. I love this quick watercolor capture of wildlife! Charming!


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