Swifts and seagulls flying over our house at dusk. I wanted to work out the seagulls’ odd wing angles (forward and up, and back and down?) as they’re ubiquitous in Bath at the moment, and very hard to get right; so I did these sketches from photos, all taken in about half-an-hour. While the seagulls drift and soar, the swifts swoop and dive, making incredibly tight turns to catch flying insects.
Lexington grey ink in fountain pen and water-brush, A6 – 30 minutes
These are piglets and their mother sow at Stowford Manor where we camped last night. The piglets moved fast, their eyes usually hidden by huge ears, and I hadn’t realised how large their heads, and especially their jaws, are.
Pencil, Lexington grey water-brush, and watercolour, A6 – 20 minutes