This Sketch is doing double duty today, first for my #naturedoodlewash, then for bird day which is the 8th of every month in my blog world.
I got the bat idea from Marianne who said she loved frogs and bats and I thought, ‘great idea’ for bird day. And a haiku of course.
I painted the bat with watercolor and the back with black pastel because bats are seen at night. There are moths and bugs flying there also because bats eat lots of bugs.
This is a Mexican Freetail Bat that is seen in California.
Years ago I tried (and liked) pastels but the dust got to me. Recently I saw something about pastel pencils and thought I would give it a try, so I bought one before a bigger investment. One blue one …….now I need to make the investment…I really like them.
I’m looking at Faber-Castell, but does anyone have any other recommendation or words of wisdom?
Done with ink and pastel pencil in my small journal