Learning to draw

Charcoal version of a drawing based on a photo
from a trip to Berlin a couple of years ago.
Again, from a photo - a heron on the Water of
Leith in Edinburgh


Here are a couple of my efforts from my earlier attempts to draw and paint to fill a bit of space. 

This little grebe was my "warm-up". I did it in Conté pastels, which I love to draw / paint with.