ARTWRK025 - Titled "MOORE DAM EAGLES"

The Story of the Drawing:

Moore dam is located within a few minutes from where we live and for the past few years these eagles have been hanging around there. One winter I was walking the dogs and spotted the eagles sitting in a tree, I went back to my car and grabbed my camera and snapped a few shots. I love bald eagles and have been trying to photograph them for many years, so it only seems appropriate that I would end up drawing these magnificent birds.

There are many small feathers in a bald eagle, so this ended up being the challenge to me when drawing them. I like this drawing because it shows both sides of an eagle and the branch they were sitting on had a nice texture to it.

I started by drawing a basic outline in pencil, with some more intricate pencil work on critical areas like the eyes and face area. Once I am happy with the basic lines I immediately start to draw with ink. I usually don't go back and pencil more, I just work straight form my inking pens. This can be a real challenge as there is no un-doing anything once the ink hits the paper. I used a combination of tools to draw with, but the main items are: Rotring Pens, Pigma Pens and some painted ink useing brushes. The original drawing is approximately 16x20 inches in size and drawn on heavy 300gsm watercolor paper.

Once the drawing is complete, we scan it at 800 dpi and process the scan to reflect the original as much as possible. We make a limited edition number of prints to sell. The small image size here really doesn't do the original justice, but its a fair representation.

Robert J Andersen

DETAIL IMAGE 1:

Bald Eagle Pen and Ink Drawing Detail

DETAIL IMAGE 2:

Bald Eagle Ink Drawing Detail

FINAL FULL DRAWING:

Bald Eagle Pen and Ink

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