w20 2020

It’s been a while since I posted a bird. This one wasn’t based on a specific bird, it’s one of a few sketches I did exploring further simplification and abstraction of general bird shapes.

Alpenkrähe

The following illustration is based on the “Alpenkrähe | Red-billed cough”.
After doing the Subalpine Warbler, I felt like I was not pushing myself in any way on these latest images. So in this illustration I avoided using curves as much as possible, constructed the body out of chunky rectangles instead and deliberately made everything – from the basic proportions to the shading – a little bit more abstract than before.
And at the end, I created a second interpretation on the same basis because I felt again like I was sticking too much to what I already established as a safe look.

Unfortunately, I did not write any notes while creating this illustration and thus there will not be any additional text to accompany the process-images.
Due to being busy at work & the Tendonitis flaring back up again I had to split the work on this image over multiple evenings.

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