May 26, 2010

May 2010: Fiji - Birds - Red Vented Bulbul

I hoped to prepare for this trip and know whom I am going to meet on the island - form bird to toad. But some unexpected developments kept me too busy to even read about island topology.
As a result I tried to sketch and note as much while in Fiji and identifying birds here. This is sketch done from the photo - it's the bird that visited us quite often - snatch bread crumbs from the table, say Hello from the brunch by the door or just peak onto the patio ;)

Sketchbook #112: Magnolia Flowers in Gouache

I love all kinds of magnolias - from the gentlest flowers whose shape follows the wind to strong cups of pure white color to a thick-petale...