Thursday, December 15, 2011
Animal Drawing: Vermillion Flycatcher
I wanted to do a project to warm up on this chilly winter day, a this little guy does the trick. The Vermilion Flycatcher, is a small passerine bird that can be found in the southwestern United States. The species grows to about seven inches in length, males are bright red in color, with dark brown plumage. These flycatchers feed mostly on insects such as flies, grasshoppers and beetles. These are usually taken from mid-air, after a short sally flight from a perch. In this lesson we use Vermillion Flycatcher to work on composition, overlapping shapes and color. The little guy is perched on a prickly pear cactus.
Materials: Heavyweight drawing paper, sketching pencil, thin tip sharpie, colored pencils or watercolor pencils and chalk pastels.
Step #1: Draw light guidelines across the center and down the middle of your paper. Lets start with drawing the prickly pear cactus, draw a large half oval and attach four smaller ovals as shown below.