It's so easy to overlook things that are right on our doorsteps, isn't it? I realised the other day that despite working just a few minutes walk from the museum, I had only visited it once in over a year. So I decided to make an effort to go there more to draw, and I've started with drawing the huia.
I've spent a few lunchtimes drawing these slightly bedraggled beauties - and getting a few weird looks from people. I think drawing in public is a good thing to practise though!
The cat guarded them for a while, sadly the opposite of what would have happened in the wild:
And now that they're fully inked they look like this:
So hopefully I'll use that treasure trove of inspiration more often - I might draw some exotic butterflies next!
Joining in with "my creative space" over here today.