Courting Crows - found 'em :)
Back in August, I started a new project, studying the local corvid species for a series of drawings and prints. It's been fascinating and turned up a few surprises. Last time I did a project like this, almost all the resulting images were of rooks and jackdaws, very few actual crows.
This time I am on the North Yorkshire coast instead of Cornwall and the bulk of the birds are carrion crows. They are what people tend to think of when they think 'crow' - glossy black feathers in the adults, softer plumage in the yearlings and one of the larger corvid species.
All of these are drawings taken from my own photographs, I much prefer to work with subjects I know and it was lovely to be drawing birds I watched for a couple of days, getting to know different characters and studying the group behaviour.
All of the new crow artwork - these 3 and 30 mini drawings, will be on display at The Whitby Bookshop from the 19th to the 21st of November, then I'll be adding a virtual gallery on here along with more posts about my adventures with the crows.