Brown Pelican

pelican low4″ x 6″
Nitram Charcoal on Stonehenge watercolor paper

After doing a quick sketch of this bird in my sketchbook, I knew I was going to do a longer study in charcoal. I love how the skin hugs the bones of the face and the contrast is makes with the soft, fluffy feathers.

This study will be available in the Give the Gift of Art show at Columbia Art League from November 7th, 2017 thru January 12, 2018.