These are some of the sketches done in the last three months. Most of them are images of different waterbirds: gulls, sea ducks, grebes, which are most abundant at this time of the year. Hel Peninsula is above all a long and narrow piece of land covered with pine forest surrounded by the sea. My main birding destinations are ports that are scattered all along the whole peninsula. Most of the sketches where done using NEOCOLOR wax watercolour crayons, some with watercolour crayons and plain watercolour, the others with soft pencils.
Glaucous Gull (Hel), adult bird, most likely the same individual residing in this location for many years.
Great Cormorant, Hel Navy port.
Long-tailed Duck, by far, the most numerous sea duck along the Polish Baltic coast.
Open sea near Kuźnica
Common Gulls, my home town, Gdańsk and Hel seaport.
Greater Black-backed Gulls, Hel Navy port.
Red-breasted Merganser, Hel port
Red-necked Grebe, work inspired by a sketch done near Christiania, Copenhagen (Denmark). It was exclusively done with NEOCOLOR wax waterclour crayons. Even though it is rather challenging to depict finer details of the plumage, I really enjoy the rough texture they offer.