I took my glasses off to do this sketch. I was hoping that I would get a better sense of dark and light areas by obliterating details (as does my sight without glasses). I had some problems though, getting the whole composition to coalesce.
The hints of color were provided by ink pens. I varied the strokes to get different tones of black in the spaces between the fence uprights.
I think this was the first time I used watercolor pencils. I didn’t mix colors nor, does it seem, did I even add water! Watercolor pencils have their own personality and need to be explored on a different basis than watercolor paints.
I heard chickens in the neighbor’s yard. You think it is a coincidence that this hawk showed up? Haven’t heard the chickens lately.