|Ice Pigeon: just one of the gorgeous impractical creatures in the poultry show--a pigeon with feathered feet. I saw this one being judged and having #1 marked on her tag.|
Last week I packed up a lean sketching kit: sketchbook, watercolour and graphite pencils, and a brush pen, and spent the day sketching at the Royal. I planned my visit for one of the two days featuring the poultry show which is my favourite event at the fair. All those lovely birds, captive and at eye level, make perfect drawing subjects! Of course, the rest of the fair is great too and one day isn't nearly enough time to see and draw it all. Once again there were many fellow sketchers (even the high school kids are now taking advantage of this opportunity).
|Brown Swiss dairy cow|
Her complacent expression belies her agitation. I drew anyway.
|Beltsville Small White male turkey|
|African Brown Goose "old male" category|
|Toulouse Grey geese|