Geese Mate for Life !

\Geese Pair-2 Geese Pairs Heading South (Illustrated 2013) Crow Quill pen with India Ink on Crescent Illustration board 7.5″x10″.

After living in Minnesota for many years, the geese in flight and their honking arrivals and departures, have become a  familiar bird watching experience.   It is always exciting to watch and also to illustrate.  Geese are a messy bird and some would say a bother.  True, if they are on your front lawn, but in the air they are magnificent.  This bird mates for life and flock as a group for life as well. Wildlife painting requires good research information and observation, sometimes seeing the geese fly gives enough inspiration to go do the research or get the camera, or sketch pad out. Bird watching is not only a great and popular hobby, it is a great wildlife painter pleasure too!



2 thoughts on “Geese Mate for Life !

    1. eightdecades Post author

      Thank you , I have done single direction ink work for years.I have some where all the lines throughout are only one direction. They take so much time though.
      Cross hatching is by far a better way to get shading done.
      Ill try and find a couple from the past. Most of my older work was like that. 30 years or more ago.


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