Woodcock Headstudy- Pencil
This print is from the original pencil drawing by Daniel F. Heuer. It is available in a limited edition and open edition.
This little “football” shaped bird is a pure delight to see on the ground or in the air. He is usually very hard to see while sitting on the ground, as his camouflage pattern blends in almost perfectly with the forest floor. Those who pursue him also fondly call him “timber doodle”. Feeding on worms in the tag alders is a favorite place to find him and insomuch as he is a migratory bird, when the frost comes, he goes south. I really enjoy walking the woods and trails and looking for him, and on those rare occasions when I find him in the open, well let’s just say I just watch until he leaves. I hope you enjoy this small head study portrayal, as much as I enjoyed sketching him.