Hen and ink

Hello again,

I have always enjoyed drawing, usually horses, but after having our son and general life stuff, I have not had time to draw.

Recently, I started drawing again and thought I’d try drawing some of our ex-battery hens.

I thought I’d share them with you.

This is the first picture and the first time I’d ever tried to draw a chicken….. This is Ginger. I chose to draw her first as she has a funny expression and a massive floppy comb…. also she makes me laugh!

This is also the first time I have drawn using ink. I usually only draw with pencils or use watercolour. But, there’s a first time for everything!

I then decided to have a try at doing a coloured sketch.

I chose water colour pencils to start with as they are quite easy to blend and I think they give a ‘soft’ feel to the picture.

This is a picture of Mel from two different angles. Mel is one of our oldest hens, I know her quite well now.

She is a very dominant character but very friendly at the same time.

This is another coloured sketch, this time of one of our newer hens, V8.

She is a funny little hen, with a very expressive face. I’m building up to drawing a whole hen.

This is my latest one, I thought I’d have a play with some more vivid colouring and a background….

I’m not totally happy with this one, the hen on the right (Chicken 22) her eye is a bit small and I haven’t quite gotten her expression right.

The other two hens (Ginger and Crispy) I’m pretty happy with….. not sure about the background, but I think I could pick holes in my own stuff all day!!!

They are quite peculiar animals to draw, I’m still practising!

I shall add some more drawings as I do them.

Thanks for reading.


About crispy80

I love to be active! I love to spend time with my son and husband. I'm self-employed and work whilst my son is at school and weekends when my husband is home. I enjoy drawing but don't have much time for it at the moment. I also enjoy cooking, baking and gardening. I'm on Twitter @pinwingirl if you want to find out more.
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