A bit more practice working from life--well, the poor animal is dead and stuffed. Took a bit of a break before hitting the painting table in earnest and wandered around the Museum of Nature and Science before settling on this fellow. I had drawn this specimen many times before as an art student. Glad it is still in the museum.
I like to use watercolor in this inexpensive sketchbook. The paper wrinkles up but the washy color goes onto this particular paper with a soothing flow. In fact, the whole experience was soothing and without pressure.
I was inspired to do some more sketching from life after I came across Matteo Grilli's amazing watercolors in his blog. Check it out--you won't be sorry.
What do you think--remarkable works, no?