Friday, December 9, 2011

Late bird

A student found a dead bird outside the classroom and brought it to class wrapped in a paper towel. She laid it out and proceeded to do several very nice drawings of it. So I decided to do a drawing of it, too (and I'm only showing mine).
It was poignant seeing the bird separated from its previous life and I hope in our different interpretations we depicted it with dignity.


Mindful Drawing said...

Very pretty, sad drawing.
Dead birds look so sad, uh?
I always think: Why? The feathers are still so pretty...their legs are okay...what happened?

Ray-Mel Cornelius said...

Thanks. I don't know what happened to this one, there didn't seem to be any visible injuries. It may have just run its course. I don't know how to determine a bird's age.

Anne said...

Beautiful in it's sadness and simplicity. Touching.

Dana S. Whitney said...

Lovely line and wash work.