I started this portrait some time ago using just graphite but it seemed a little flat so I used white chalk for the highlights. Size is 22" x 15".
White wagtails were common winter visitors on Lamma Island, Hong Kong when I lived there so I took the opportunity to do a number of field studies of them. Shown here are a few that I did.
All these studies were done in sketchbooks, the color ones using watercolor which I found easiest to use in the field.
These studies represent the various races seen during that time, I also saw a Japanese Wagtail (rare in HK) but didn't do any studies of it - pity!
I'm on the Eastern Shore at the moment staying in a house that is well off the beaten track with spotty internet access so posting has been limited. I'll be able to do more when we move closer to town.