Watercolour in Moleskine 200gsm watercolour sketch book – 8″ × 5.5″
On one of my last visits to Durban (on the South Coast of South Africa), a seagull landed not far from me, obviously hoping for a snack, but alas! I was empty-handed. I pulled out my sketch-book from my beach bag, but couldn’t get in a sketch edge-ways if I tried! Obviously determined to get that snack, he was pulling at my towel and my beach bag, trying to pry it open to see what was inside. Eventually, giving up, he ambled off to the side, standing at ease on one leg, at last allowing me to get in a quick sketch. I added some preliminary colour with my watercolour pencils, finishing it off once I got home.
From my portfolio Birds 1