You may remember that I drew an oystercatcher a couple of months ago. I have reposted the drawing (below).
The subject of “Wings” and “Eye Catcher” is the same individual. In my drawing “Eye Catcher” he was just about to open his beak to yawn. The subsequent drawing reveals that after yawning he had a big stretch! I was so happy that I caught this with my camera. I started working on “Wings” before I went to London and finished it when I recovered from jetlag. In fact it was completed only yesterday.
I am continuing to use oil pastels and wax crayons with my pencils; something which I started to do several drawings ago. It is refreshing to be experimenting with new materials and combining them with pencils. I stocked up on pastels, crayons and pencils at London Graphic Centre buying items unavailable in Australia. What a beautiful display of Caran d’Ache I saw there. I asked if I could take a photo so that I could put it in my blog. (They said yes.) I am giving you their website www.londongraphics.co.uk because you can buy their products online.
However I digress from “Wings”. I hope you can tell from the fact that birds yawn and stretch when I am watching them that I am respectful and try not to bother them in the slightest by my presence. I tried to be like that when I was photographing maiko and geisha as well. I wanted to melt into the environment so that they wouldn’t even notice me. It suits me to be invisible; watching but not watched.