The Lost Flamingo

Keeley, Age 10

  • Drawing
  • Charcoal
  • A4 portrait

Flamingos are my favourite animal and flamingos live next to rivers and water. I drew it in the jungle so that’s why I called it 'The Lost Flamingo'. This was my first time using charcoals and I am happy with my final piece. I wanted to use different types of shades in my picture to show that different effects can be made with the same equipment. For the tree leaves and the grass, I used lots of charcoal and then smudged it with my finger to make it lighter. On the tree stem and the neck of my flamingo, I pressed down harder to add a darker shade.

Currently on free display at the RA