Japanese Crane – Colored pencil

I was going through some old notebooks and found this rendering of a Japanese Crane (or Red-Crowned Crane) that I did in colored pencil several years ago. I drew it from a photo I took at the Amersfoort Zoo in the Netherlands. I remember originally not liking my rendering very much – I think I wasn’t pleased with the gray pencil I used in the middle of the body since the bird is very white. But looking at it on it’s own, not compared to the photo, it’s not too bad! 🙂 I thought it might be a fun thing to put up since I have been posting a lot of black and white lately.


2 thoughts on “Japanese Crane – Colored pencil

  1. Thanks, Kate! Yes, I am just crazy for cranes and water birds (herons, etc.) with their long, elegant necks. I love this particular crane with the splash of red they have on their crown.

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