Saturday, March 18, 2017

endangered kingdom series, 44: trinidad piping guan

Here's another one of those drawings that would fall into the serendipitous category, since the shape of the bird's profile seemed made for the piece of watercolored paper. As with all of these, I had made several painted papers, and chose this one before choosing the animal to draw. After choosing the bird, in this case the critically endangered Trinidad Piping Guan, I noticed the face, and particularly the beak, was waiting to be drawn onto the colorful paper in front of me, after looking at it from all four angles. I decided to carefully document the making of this one, and present it in backwards chronlogical order, starting with the completed piece (above) and ending with the painted on paper, made before any drawing was done. 

You can also see the Splotch Monster Island version HERE!