Ahinga - pencil drawing

Ahinga – pencil drawing

Because this bird looks so Japanese I started thinking of it as such.  But it is a bird of the Americas.  It was quite a task to do this drawing.  I began wondering if I should learn Scratchboard.  I may rework this bird image in a more bold medium – ink comes to mind.   This bird intrigues me.

look for the finished drawing in the Oct 2014 section