Thursday, 21 July 2016


Toucan study in pen and wax crayon.

'Toucan', A4, craft paper, pen and wax crayons

A study of a toucan from a reference photo on wetcanvas.  This was for our july project/classical forum projects/...using pen and ink.

Toucans are such bold brightly coloured birds, they are amazing fun to draw and colour.  

I like the toucans which sing on the kids TV programme from the BBC...'In the night garden.'  But I have never seen a toucan IRL...Maybe our local zoo has one so I should check that out.  I know they have cockatoos, cassowaries and kookaburras,  all big colourful birds, so there's a good chance there's a toucan in there somewhere!

Now that I am familiar with its design/ colours, perhaps a toucan will make an appearance in one of my figurative paintings soon.

Bye for now.

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Have a great weekend.


Gibby Frogett said...

Beautiful bird June,
I always think of out lovely Blackbirds with their large Yellow beaks
as mini Toucans.
Hope your day going well
Gill x

Valerie-Jael said...

Absolutely fabulous! Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

sirkkis said...

Wow, he/she is very bold and beautiful.
Happy PPF and weekend ❤

Linda Kunsman said...

that is a marvelous looking toucan June! Happy PPF!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

really nice job with the colouring :)
depending on the zoo and the space available they might have toucans :) if they have a cassowarie (love them), they probably do

My name is Erika. said...

I love the toucan. It came out fantastic. Hugs-Erika

Fuzzie Fingers said...

Thank you for your visit and your comment. I have taken a look back at some of your previous posts and your art work is great.

Tracy said...

Gorgeous! I can't believe you used wax crayons for it :)

Giggles said...

Stunning I adore your toucan...he is delightfully a perfect piece of artwork!! Great dimension too!! I look forward to see more!!

Hugs Giggles

NatureFootstep said...

this colorful birs made me want to go back to visit CostaRica :)

Fran said...

Great toucan. It is good to see someone using our good old wax crayons.

SLScheibe said...

Beautiful! I love the colours in the beak and your lighting. Looks fabulous!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Wow.. that toucan is amazing!

Jackie P Neal said...

Your toucan is just gorgeous June! As is all of your art!! xo that you used your crayons! how fun!

Abigail Davidson said...

Wow, gorgeous artwork! Great texture and depth -- your work is lovely!