Crazy Bittern

7 Jul


crazy bittern 1

I’d never seen a bittern before and didn’t even know they existed until I came across this crazy-looking one the other day. He’s stuffed, unfortunately, which may be why he looks a bit mad.

I spent a day drawing with a group of artists at Swansea Museum, organised by Swansea Print Workshop and the Edinburgh-based artist Kelly Stewart.

crazy bittern 2

Here’s an earlier stage of the drawing.




6 Responses to “Crazy Bittern”

  1. Leonie Andrews July 8, 2019 at 12:37 #

    I think bitterns look pretty odd in the wild. They do tend to strike a pose then remain fairly motionless.

    • Rosie Scribblah July 8, 2019 at 13:02 #

      He was certainly striking a pose. I’d love to see one in the wild

  2. Sharon Mann July 7, 2019 at 22:30 #

    I like a bit of crazy, cool drawing.

  3. outsideauthority July 7, 2019 at 21:09 #

    He is certainly attentive. I wouldn’t say I liked stuffed animals, but they do seem to take on a surprising whole new life

    • Rosie Scribblah July 8, 2019 at 09:57 #

      It was weird drawing dead ones, brought a different sensibility to it.

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