Lilac breasted roller

Lilac breasted roller, colored pencil drawing

This picture sucks for two reasons. Firstly, I'm bad at birds. I think I've learned how to do fur pretty well, but feathers are not yet my thing. So, guess what? I'll be doing a lot of birds for a while. 

The second reason? I tried to play with the Brush and Pencil products again. I just don't have that technique down yet. I did better. There are fewer chipped spots. I think I use too much pressure. 

Anyway, the original photo, by Hans Hillewaert, was posted in the wikimedia commons and is also below.

The lilac breasted roller lives around acacia trees, so they can often be found perching on them.

Lilac breasted Roller, Coracias caudatus, Zambia, 2012

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