dimanche 30 mars 2014

Sketch du dimanche

SKETCH  -  5  X  7   INCHES
PTARMIGAN
J'avais le goût de dessiner.  Voici un ptarmigan, un genre de perdrix qu'on retrouve en particulier en Europe,  mais aussi dans la toundra du Nord du Québec.  Il y fait plus froid qu'ici (-18 C) , mais nous avons encore de belles chutes de neige ce matin avec O degrés C. Allez printemps, fais-toi tout doux!

Here's a ptarmigan, a beautiful kind of  bird that can be found in Europe, but also in Northern Quebec where it's colder.  We're still having snow this morning,  even though I'm sure spring is just around the corner.

20 commentaires:

Olivier Violin a dit…

Je ne connaissais pas cet oiseau.
Très joli dessin, Helen.
Bravo, et bisous.

Helen H Trachy a dit…

Merci Olivier! Bon dimanche à toi!

hmuxo a dit…

This is a beautiful sketch, Helen..."The bird of Alaska"...
Love it!

Carol Blackburn a dit…

Good day Helen, that is a new bird for me too. I'm glad Spring is starting to show here with rain and snow melting. I can actually see some of the dried leaves and grass below. Enjoy your day!

Simonne's fantasiestudio a dit…

Heel mooi getekend, de vogel zit zo gezellig op de zon te wachten .....
groetjes,
Simonne

Katherine Thomas a dit…

Such a beautifully portrayed little bird... I love how your lines and strokes compliment the gentle bird's personality. It's breathtaking in it's delicacy. Very nicely done!

Helen H Trachy a dit…

Hi Hilda, thanks for your comment!

Helen H Trachy a dit…

Hi Carol! How lucky you are! :)

Helen H Trachy a dit…

Thanks for your visit Simonne. Always a pleasure hearing from you. xx

Helen H Trachy a dit…

Hi Katherine! Thanks, I appreciate your comment, I had such a wonderful time drawing this bird. Have a great week!

Jane a dit…

I don't know this bird, but you made a great sketch . Here spring is in full bloom , so lovely ! Have a nice start of the week.

Helen H Trachy a dit…

Thanks Jane! Take a deep breath of spring air for me. :)

Margarita a dit…

Il est doux, vif et charmant ton dessin, Helen! Je l'aime bien.
Ici, ces derniers jours le printemps nous donne un répit en ce qui concerne aux températures mais il pleut et le vent souffle avec des énergies.

Abrazotes :-)

Debbie Nolan a dit…

Helen - first a lovely sketch. We do not have this bird in my part of the world. It does resemble though our Morning dove which is lovely as well. I hope you are having a joyous day.

Helen H Trachy a dit…

Bonjour Margarita, je suis contente que tu aimes mon petit oiseau. Profites bien du printemps, ici on l'attend toujours. Bisous

Helen H Trachy a dit…

Thanks Debbie. It's a bird that changes color in winter and takes on a new disguise. Hugs

CrimsonLeaves a dit…

How pretty is this? I love this, Helen. I think I've heard of people eating this bird, which of course, makes me sad. He's a beauty.

myra anderson a dit…

what a wonderful sketch! love it!

Helen H Trachy a dit…

Hi Sherry! I'm glad you like it too. It is a lovely bird, specially in winter with its white coat.

Helen H Trachy a dit…

Thanks Myra!