With Mothering Sunday coming up on Sunday i decided to make my Mum a card. She really likes birds, and as I couldn’t find her a bird related present (i got her something else instead!) I decided to make her a bird related card!
I decided to go with a mothering kind of image and represent a bird feeding two chicks (me and my sister!) but I wasn’t sure if I would go stylistic or realistic. Having just watched the final of ‘the big painting challenge’ and seen how much the painters were encouraged to ‘let go’ and not plan in meticulous detail I decided to start drawing in pen straight on the card and see what happened! I had a mix of different thickness fineliners and two thicknesses of felt pen.
I started with the adult song thrush, filled in some detail (handily going over and disguising a couple of mistakes) and then drew the chicks.
I’m not sure it’s really recognisable as a song thrush, but In some ways I’m not worried. The idea I wanted to convey of an adult bird nourishing its babies is obvious in the picture, even if the exact species of bird is not!
Hopefully my mum will like it (both on here and in reality!)
I love You Mum and am very grateful for everything you did in bringing me up, as well as for your ongoing support. Thank you xxxxx