Approximately 8x10" on 320  gsm heavyweight, acid-free archival paper, this original drawing was created by first sketching the main form in graphite pencil, then inking details, values and textures with a .005 Pigma Micron pen.  After inking, the colors are added with soft pastel pencils, which is heavily stumped into the surface of the paper and then erased to re-expose the ink drawing beneath.  So, in effect, I drew this image three times to achieve the desired results. Pond Hawks are very common dragonflies here in central Texas.  I see them just about everywhere I go to collect locally.  They are one of many species of dragonflies that are sexually dimorphic, meaning the males and females do not look alike.  The male Pond Hawk is a pale powdery blue-gray, as opposed to the green and black patterned female shown here.  Females are very cryptic when they land and hide among the weeds to rest.  This image will also be available as a limited edition print, as is the male, which is titled "Erythemis simplicicolis".

Pond Hawk, Female - ORIGINAL


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