Crack Open

Title:Crack Open
Paper:Oxford Sketch Pad
Weight: 120gsm
Size: 8 1/4 x 11 1/2
Pen:Daler-Rowney Dip Pen
Ink: Camel Black Indian Ink
Duration: 3 Hours

Family trip to Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary was fun at the same time work on few reference material for the artworks. Watched great numbers of Asian Openbill's during our boat safari. We visited bird sanctuary post breeding season hence was able to watch many young ones. The beak of openbill is designed for a specific reason to crack open hard and slippery shells, hence more time was spent on studying this particular behavior at the time of my visit.

Last night spent few hours working on this study work of the Openbill head profile, using this dip is fun and challenging at the same time. Few drops of ink on the wings is the indicator of how a small lapse in attention can cause artistic accidents!