Bee Eater

Bee eater. Watercolour pencils on drawing cardboard. September 2014

I use to go through my tv journals, old wall calendars and materials like this in order to look for references or sources of inspiration. When I saw photos of this bird in an old journal (unfortunately the name of the photographer was not given), I felt attracted by the beautiful colours and by the pose of the bird.

I didn’t use watercolour paper this time. I have a stack of rather heavy drawing¬†cardboard sheets left, and hoped that it would not buckle up too much. It did, but only a bit.

For the background I took pigment from the tops of my pencils with a very small wet brush.

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About Ulla Hennig

I live and work in Berlin. Taking photos is one of my hobbies, and writing is one of my hobbies, too. So I decided not only to show some of my pictures here but also present some of the thought which came wth the pictures.

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