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Common Kingfisher Illustration January 2020

For my first project of the year, I’ve decided to illustrate a Kingfisher. My first attempt at drawing this bird was back in 2014, which was commissioned by a bird enthusiast based in Sweden. It’s still one of my favourite paintings and the reason why I decided to illustrate another. As with the original painting, I will be using watercolours for the background along with graphite and colour pencils for the bird itself.

The illustration will be made using Daniel Smith Watercolours, Faber-Castell Polychromos colour pencils and graphite pencil and painted on Arches Hot Pressed 140 lb watercolour block.

Final size of illustration will be 8.25 inches wide by 10 inches high.

Kingfisher Illustration Rough Sketch, Jan 1, 2020.

About Tarja

A professional graphic designer, illustrator and letterer experienced in digital and traditional techniques for design, drawing and painting.

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