Smiling Hornbill

Title:Smiling Hornbill
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: 4 Hours

One early Sunday morning on the outskirts of Bangalore, group of friends set out for birdwatching, we wished to watch the Blue tailed bee-eaters. On the banks of river Cauvery, we watch Black headed Ibis,Common kingfishers,Clamorous Reed Warbler and on top of the Jamun tree we spotted three Grey Hornbills. 

It was interesting to watch the pair of Grey Hornbills and the third challenger was trying to impress the female. 

Made few sketches and images of them and work on them today, after long wait we did see the Blue tailed bee-eaters as well. That story is for another day though.

Finally getting to the grips of this dip pen, really enjoying the challenge working with Indian Ink.Hope you are enjoying these sketches as well. Have a great week ahead!