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.