This drawing is one of my all time favourites, I enjoyed playing with the colours and rendering the various textures, there wasn't one part that I didn't love doing. I was extremely lucky with the reference photo, I caught the split second that Rosie decided to look in my direction and as soon as I checked the camera I was thrilled, to my mind she looked like a high class model, I've never really looked at vultures before but this one was stunning!
While I was drawing her the title, which I had been struggling with popped into my head, no idea how it happened but it fitted perfectly for such a star.
Drop Dead Gorgeous won The David Shepherd Award at The Wildlife Art Society International Annual Exhibition in 2019.
This artwork was created using Artist pencils on Pastelmat.
Measurements 40cm x 50cm,
References used were my own.