Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Fast-growing chickens

Look how big those white-crested Polish chickens are getting!

They're less than a month old, but now they've developed a pretty impressive crest of feathers.

After I did the portrait sketch, I picked up this little hen. She's getting strong, alert, and fast. Pretty soon she and her siblings will leave the incubator and live in the outside coop.

Previously: Polish Chicks



10 comments:

Sara Silkwood said...

That's amazing!

Laura G. Young said...

Aw, you've captured her expression perfectly.

crewchief227 said...

It almost looks like they are from Jersey...lol. But no they are cute

K_tigress said...

So sweet.
They look like little Big birds minus the yellow.

David J Teter said...

Another great (apparently) easy little watercolor.

Love all these.
Any plans to ever put them all in a book?

renate said...

Cute haircut! Nice painting:)

James Gurney said...

David, yes, I hope to put my sketches into a book or two.

Tim Botta said...

I wasn't sure where to post this question about animal sketching, but how would you suggest drawing the facial features of a black cat?

James Gurney said...

Tim: Sometimes the black fur can make it hard to see the features, so you might practice a bit first on a cat with lighter fur. Then wait until the cat is sleeping and work first in pencil. Draw the simple outside shape first and then place the features carefully.

Thanks, everybody!

Tim Botta said...

That is very helpful--thank you!