Fine art illustration of an Elegant Tern (Sterna elegans.)
The Elegant Tern was completed on 2/13/2011. Walking around Lake Merritt in Oakland, I often see terns, and their skill at plucking food of the surface of the water is fascinating to watch. Flying and diving seems so effortless on their part. There was no problem in which pose this shorebird should be draw – in flight! This drawing is based on a photo by Patty Bruno.