Phalacrocorax carbo

cormorant-2

With a swift spot of twitching this evening, I found my way to the cormorant. Expert waterfowl with a preference for coastal areas, you’ll find plenty perched about the Broads, using high branches as a lookout or settled atop the sails of windmills to dry their wings before the sun. Brograve Mill in particular almost looks wrong without its watchful residents.

My second drawing was referenced from a daylight shot, but I dialled it up somewhat and went for almost silhouette with saturated colour; trouble was, this led to further dallying and switching hues around. I couldn’t decide which to show, so here’s both of them – at least they are apparently enamoured with one another…

I’m sure there will always be room for more birdwatching, broadland or otherwise. Watch this space.

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10 comments
  1. Love these!! That first one is really amazing…. love the deep background. And the duo are definitely enamoured… I love the side by side… makes a lovely diptych. 😍

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    • Jacob said:

      Thanks, Charlie! Diptych is the word! I do quite that arrangement; maybe there’s room for more of that sort of thing… 😉

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  2. Bill Fufkin said:

    Well…I`m still trying to pronounce your header! I like him, ever so much. He is ethereal. B

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    • Jacob said:

      Haha! It did take me a couple of attempts before my tongue could manage it. Thanks as ever, Bill. I think this was a stroke of luck!

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  3. Rebecca said:

    Jacob, I’m blown away by your cormorant! Superb colour choices. 🙂

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    • Jacob said:

      Thanks so much, Rebecca! I am glad I didn’t leave them monochrome now!

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      • Rebecca said:

        Good choice, deffo. 🙂

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  4. Hi Jacob – I love the drama surronding these birds. I hope you are making more in a collection, the grouping would be a beautiful art show.

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    • Jacob said:

      Thanks, Sharon! It has helped quite a lot just uploading the two silhouette pieces beside each other, something I might have otherwise missed. It’s definitely an idea for future compositions.

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