Vintage duck drawing

I've been browsing through some vintage animal books recently and found it really inspiring. This book is just full of ideas Hope you enjoy this small lesson of wood duck simple drawing.

I’m using simple set of drawing  instruments  - HB pencil, Pigma Micron Liner 02, Pigma Micron Liner 05 or  1 and white soft General's pencil. My favorite Strathmore toned paper is always here too.

1. First we’re making simple pencil outline drawing, it gives a composition view and allows to see the position of personage on paper.

2. Showing the highlights using any white pencil (pastel or watercolor). I’m using Derwent Colorsoft.

3. Putting some details to the work with thin liner (05 or 1). I’m the kind of artist that likes to make some details first so it can keep the interest to the drawing and doesn’t let to forget the whole idea. Some prefer to do it only in last part of production.


4. Continue with details. Here we can use more thick liner for more dark parts, pointing the head and some feathers. It’s important to keep the feather like the “hair line” in right direction.


6. Going to add more details – clutches, beak, neck, feathers –- and finish our drawing. Please note that white pencil is rather thick and fat so its better use it first in every highlighted part although it can cover our black liner.


Here is a close view of our duck’s eye which kept my contact with the drawing.     



5. Working on wing’s feathers can be a nice concentration thing))





                          Well done!