Wednesday 24 June 2015

Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary - a landscape in charcoal

"You never outgrow drawing. It's so fundamental to everything." Debra Groessner.

A winter scene from Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary OR Keoladeo National Park. ( Spread over an area of 29 square kilometres ).We visited this beautiful place in the winters of 2005. It was cold and mornings would generally be foggy. This scene was shot while we were in the boat cruising through the still waters. We had a guide with us who was well versed with all the bird species in the area. In 1985 the park was declared a Heritage site.

I have once again used willow charcoal and mostly camel soft charcoal pencil to create this morning landscape in Charcoal medium.

original charcoal sketching of landscape from Bharatpur bird sanctuary by Manju Panchal

Morning in Bharatpur
Charcoal sketching on Fabriano Academia paper
Size 6" x 10"

The place was so amazingly beautiful and I may soon do a soft pastel painting of the same scene.

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