Last week I made a visit to a local retention pond, turned park and made a quick sketch. Centennial Park has a paved walking trail and a pier. The pier had several gulls and even though they are not my favorite birds (I call them parking lot rats or flying rats), I painted them anyway.
I started on the right side of the sketchbook and made a pencil sketch before painting. On the left side I decided to paint without a pencil sketch. Sometimes that can be scary because you don’t know how things should look before you start, but that can also be a good thing because sketches tend to be more loose when not penciled down.
Here is my little rat with wings. I kind of like him. I like him much better at Centennial Park than in the parking lot of Jewel. 😉