Thursday, May 1, 2008

Day 3/21 Creative Exercise


This morning I got up at 4:30am to take a friend to the airport. By the time I got home I was very sleepy, but decided to fight through it and start my sketch. The peregrine falcon nest was also quiet and the chicks were so cute all piled up against each other for warmth and comfort. They also looked as sleepy as I felt. Were they dreaming of their next feeding? Peregrine falcons hunt from the air and capture birds in flight, snipping off their heads and then plucking all the feathers before bringing the fresh kill into the nest....kind of like us shopping for chicken in the poultry section of our local market. After they are fed, they once again collapse into a heap and sleep it off. Hmmmm.....may have to take a cat nap after lunch today. 

Enjoy the day!


13 comments:

Tom Barrett said...

Your falcon drawings are wonderful.

Really neat to see these birds on camera. I caught mom at home last night.

Deb said...

Thanks Tom for your comments. Sketching the birds helps me rationalize the time spent watching the falcon-cam. Glad you're enjoying them too!

Diana Evans said...

wonderful work Deb! nice colours and details...

MayY . C said...

Pretty drawing. I love the color.

Alicia PadrĂ³n said...

This is sooo soft and sooo beautiful Deb! I am loving your exercise posts :o) I wish I could see them too...

Cindy DiBlasi said...

Hi Deb, this piece looks amazing! Concept and final rendering, it is beautiful.

Deb said...

Thanks for the feedback everyone!

Alicia, I added the Falcon Cam to my links list so you can see the birdies too! Hope you are feeling better....

ginaperry said...

Very sweet! The color is really lovely.

roz said...

I look forward to seeing your sketches daily. What a fun cam you view!
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mushroommeadows said...

awwww...so peaceful!

RyanLoghry said...

w0w! I really like this one. This is one of my favorite images from the challenge so far. The color and textures are so rich. Awesome work Deb!

Deb said...

Thank you Roz for the the pico award!!! Very sweet of you to think of me and glad you are enjoying the posts.

And thank you Ryan. I'm enjoying scanning in my sketches and playing around in photoshop with the color. New for me. But so much easier to experiment with the color!

pati @-;-- said...

Awwww... I can't write anymore... I'm suffering a tenderness attack :')

They are so adorable!

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