Pastels, on 13x20 Clairefontaine Pastelmat board.
This little beauty is known as a violet breasted roller....and what a fine name it is too.
Anyhow, this wee beastie lives in Africa and eats mainly bugs.
Unlike most of my pics, this one took a refreshingly short amount of time. It was so enjoyable to draw/paint, that I'm planning to do a trio of birds, frame them and hang them on my bedroom wall.
I'll post the next one as soon as. :o)
God knows what happened to the background colour. In the flesh it's actually blue.