This project was about exploring natural form. The drawings were done from life.
Whilst drawing this, I realised there was a lot of intricate detail that needed to be considered, especially in the wing.
Then I moved on to shells using oil pastels trying to create form and emphasise where the light caught the shell.
This still life composition was my final drawing of close up natural form. I used mixed media including oil pastels, pencil and ink and wash.
Using a third party sourced image, I transcribed the a drawing into the above pastel. I tried to use colour to help add depth to the image using darker colours in my foreground and progressively lighter as I worked into the background.