Monday, April 22, 2013

Sketchy Sunday: Sharp-shinned hawk and red-shouldered hawk

More hawk sketches, from the same batch as these guys. This batch includes a sharp-shinned hawk and a red-shouldered hawk (the red-shouldered hawk is the one with the long gangly legs.) Sketched at a raptor center a while ago...

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Spring is Sprung!

Spring is sprung with a vengeance! Sure, it started with a few sporadic daffodils and whatnot, no big deal, and then WHAM! all the magnolias and cherry blossoms at once in the past couple of weeks. This always happens. And I never get to sketch and photograph all the stuff I want to because it's gone before you can even blink. I've been catching some of it, though.

So this is what's happening all over the place now (click the photos to see them at a decent size...):

Monday, April 15, 2013

Sketchy Sunday: Rough-Legged Hawk

Okay, quickie (late) post and then I gotta send out my taxes (why do I always get my taxes out at the extreme last minute...) And with taxes out of the way hopefully I can scan some more stuff and get back to regular posts. Now that the weather's warming up I've got a mess of hanging-out-in-the-park sketches accumulating...

Meanwhile, some doodles from the archives: this is a rough-legged hawk sketched at a raptor rescue center.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Whatever Wednesday: Random Tree Sketch

So, it's getting to be that time of year again where I can go hang out in the park and work on things. Frequently I take my comic supplies outside and work on thumbnails and penciling. (Somehow it's always easier for me to thumbnail when I'm outside.) But sometimes I get distracted and start sketching other things on my thumbnail sheets... Like this tree that took over the back of my thumbnail sheet one especially sunny, lazy day. I don't think it's part of the plot, but maybe I can work it in...

Monday, April 1, 2013

Sketchy Easter Sunday: Ducklings and Mamma Duck

Happy belated Easter! (Or April-Fools-Easter-Passover...) Have some seasonally appropriate duckling doodles! With mamma duck, too. Extra sketchy because the ducklings were being hyperactive and would NOT hold still at all.