I had a short break just long enough to get a non-commissioned drawing in of a bird I hadn’t done before; Ichthyornis dispar, a late Cretaceous Ornithurine from the Western Interior Seaway of North America. Seeing as it loosely resembles a gull or seabird of some type, albeit with a set of toothed jaws, and may have fulfilled a similar ecological/behavioural role, I took my inspiration from those that can dive at shallow depths in search of prey items.
I’ve been wanting to do a marine scene for a long time now! Coloured pencil on blue paper (Many of you may know very well my love of black paper, so I decided to try something a little different!)
Ever met any ichthyornithes?