Derwent Graphite HB pencil with a dash of watercolour in a Moleskine sketchbook.
Still on my quest for sketching more, here I’ve done a few quick sketches of various angles and detail of an African Snipe I spotted in St. Lucia (Zululand, South Africa) a couple of years ago.
The African Snipe, Gallinago nigripennis, also known as the Ethiopian Snipe, is a small stocky wader. It breeds in eastern and Southern Africa in wet mountain moorland and swamps at altitudes of 1700 – 4000m. When not breeding it disperses widely, including into coastal lowlands.
Some other interesting information on the Snipes : After following the birds’ migration south from Sweden to central Africa using tiny tracking devices, Swedish scientists found that the birds fly non-stop over a distance of around 4,200 miles (6,760 km) at a phenomenal 60 mph (97 kph).