Bird of the Day – Tern

Tern – 6″ x 8″- Digital over graphite by Greg Newbold

Another in the Egg book series. Terns lay their eggs in plain view right on the sand with little to camouflage them beyond their speckled pattern and coloration. The biggest challenge in this one was effectively mimicking the texture of the sand and the subtle changes in color. Here is the drawing.

See full post here: LIFE NEEDS ART2013-07-29.