Wednesday, August 8, 2012

A Lame Pigeon’s Context

8/8/12, Copic Multiliner SP pen, watercolor, S & B sketchbook
A pigeon startled me as I sat sketching on the Green Lake Starbucks’ rooftop. It seemed odd that it would nestle down on one of the patio couches across from me while its peers cooed and pecked on the floor – until I saw that it had an injured foot. First I sketched the pigeon, trying (not very successfully) to capture the remarkable iridescent sheen of its purple and green breast.

Then I recalled one of the lessons from Gabi Campanario’s recent workshop: Showing more of the pigeon’s context would tell more of its story.

8/8/12, Copic Multiliner SP pen, Graphitint colored pencil, watercolor

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