Kingfishers are a nightmare to sketch. They move so quickly.
I was trying to observe the twists and turns, as they approached the water. I did get this pose clearly fixed in my minds eye, and held it for 20 mins before stretching it from memory.
Sculpting flying birds obviously needs to be supported and the two bull rushes made an ideal support.
It was sketched at Cromford Derbyshire.
Limited Edition of 30
DIVING KINGFISHER ON DOUBLE REED
28 x 52 x 15cm