Nature studies from September

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Been awhile since I posted. Here’s a colour pencil rendering of the black head munia, a small passerine bird. It’s a small gregarious bird which feeds mainly on grain and other seeds. It frequents open grassland and cultivation, 11–12 cm in length. I spotted this on the way to the River Tern lodge in the Bhadra Reserve forest, Karnataka. It was, in fact in the tall grasses around a small water body near farmland, exactly as in the description. It’s also rather cute!

This was done using the same Staedtler Luna set, though I didn’t take too much trouble on the background.

 

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This one is from last month, and was more of a trial piece because I scored a whole pile of loot then! There was a sale of Mont Marte art supplies at a store, so I pretty much bought 1 of everything they had… Oops. The medium used is pastel and from an old pic I had of sunflowers in a field. I really need to do some more , especially with all this new stationery I have now, but I’ve been spending more time on crafting lately. Will post those soon as well.

Tara.

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About Nayantara

An architect by profession, amateur artist and cartoonist on the side, with a bit of furniture design thrown in. Besides being something of a fitness and health freak, I love all things DIY, from hair and skin care to crafts, crochet & jewellery.

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