Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Bird Series: Northern Bobwhite Quail


The Northern Bobwhite Quail sketch was done using colored pencils onto card stock. The actual Northern Bobwhite gets its name from its call, a whistle that sounds like "BOB - White".  It lives in Mexico, the USA and Carribean and is one of the most populous quails in North America.
I added many layers to the background: shadows, texture and text. I played around with some brighter colors, like blues and greens, but ultimately decided on browns and golds, all already in the color scheme from the quail itself.

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