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Post series: Garden Wildlife

Encouraging Wildlife into the Garden

These pages are some of the sketches and research into a project I started on how to encourage wildlife into your garden as part of my 10 projects from last year. I love birds and animals and I’ve actually put many of the things I learned into practice in my own garden. I’ve seen Blackbirds, Long-tailed tits, Jays, Dunnocks, Robins, Great tits, Coal tits, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Thrush, Sparrows, Magpies, Wood Pigeons and Wrens so far. I just wish I could stop the cats coming in.

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Garden Wildlife Article Illustration Project

Last week I wrapped up another week long self initiated Illustration project to find out about how to attract wildlife into the garden. It was very educational for me. I’ve actually been doing a lot more gardening myself and I have all sorts of birds in my garden now including Sparrows, Robins, Dunnocks, Blue Tits, Coal Tits, Long Tailed Tits and Goldfinches.

I haven’t finalized it yet because I’m moving onto a different themed project every week finished or not, but here are some studies from this one so far (from books). It is hard to do life drawing of birds because they move so fast, but I am going to do so while the weather is nice.

Drawings of British Birds

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