Blobbiness Abounds

11 Jul

Snipe 1

I thought I loved the bittern when I first saw it – and I did – but then I started drawing a snipe and that was it, bye-bye bittern. I’m so fickle. This gorgeous bird is one of Swansea Museum’s taxidermy collection.  I did this drawing with a reed pen and my home-made walnut ink. Reed pens are amongst the oldest drawing tools and work really well with the ink. It’s not possible to get a fine controlled line with them, but I like the blobbiness and I think it suits the snipe.



4 Responses to “Blobbiness Abounds”

  1. annerose July 12, 2019 at 05:49 #

    snipes are my favourites too. We sometimes see them here, but they are pretty elusive. Your drawing is wonderful

    • Rosie Scribblah July 12, 2019 at 14:27 #

      Thank you. I’ve never seen one in real life – in fact the dead one is the first I’ve seen

  2. Leonie Andrews July 12, 2019 at 05:32 #

    Blobbiness will definitely be added to the current vocab.😄

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