After a closer look at yesterday’s eagle, I decided to try again, as it just needed to resonate a little more. My inspiration for him came from visiting a wildlife sanctuary on our New South Wales South Coast. There he was in his large, but definitely not large enough enclosure perched up high looking rather sad. I took several photos through the cage and rediscovered them the other day.
My reference photo wasn’t very clear. I drew him, then started browsing through numerous web images looking for similarities, comparing features and making minor adjustments. I am much happier with this new one:
Ink and watercolour on Canson 300gsm 24x32cm CP