Wednesday, November 16, 2016

My Photograph of a Bird on a Cactus at Huntington Gardens + November Sketches Art, Day 16 Sketch, Big Eye Mermaid...



This photograph of this bird on a cactus was taken at at Huntington Gardens.  He loved the tuna on the cactus.  While I was there, three birds vied for this position, it must have been a very tasty tuna...  I hope that you will enjoy this photo!


I love to paint animals, you may see some of my finished paintings at lisarusso.com if you'd like.

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Here is a sketch of a mermaid with angelfish.  This sneak peek is the basis for a larger painting I am working on.  It is in my tiny sketchbook that measures 3.5x5.5 inches.  


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in November.  This is from day 16.  

This is a sketch in colored pencils.  I'm not really a colored pencil artist but I am exploring something new for the sketchbook.  I will be juxtaposing my usual rough sketches with the colored pencil sketches at varying intervals.  I tend to sketch very lightly, so these and my usual pencil ones are darkened a bit in photoshop for online viewing. 

10 comments:

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

I think sketching with coloured pencil works really well for you :) very pretty maiden, pretty pink

Lowcarb team member said...

Nice to see your photograph.
Your sketch using pink is very delicate, I like it.

All the best Jan

Christine said...

Lovely photo and a pretty sketch in pink!

baili said...

cactus with bird looks fascinating to me dear.
beautifully taken photo.
big eyes are my weakness and these one are so beautiful ,thank you for sharing .

Valerie-Jael said...

What a wonderful photo, I've never seen a cactus like that before. Great sketch, as always. Hugs, Valerie

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks so much Jennifer, Jan, Christine, baili, and Valerie-Jael! I shot a series of the birds, but they were so high up, only a few came out... I'm enjoying the colored pencils as well.

Martin Kloess said...

Great photo
Love the flow of the sketch

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks Martin!

NatureFootstep said...

your bird is most likely a Mockingbird :)

Magic Love Crow said...

I love the photo! How precious!
Your coloured sketch of the maiden with the fish is so pretty!!!
Big Hugs!