Tuesday, April 24, 2012


Killdeer like to start off life dangerously...their eggs are laid in rocky area, usually the gravel driveway of your own home!  Kildeer parents try to lure you away with a theatrical act of having a broken wing or horrible limp, and have a piercing cry to get your attention away from their nest.  I am off on the color of the eggs a bit.  They are more of a warm sienna.  I was carried away by the splatter pattern on the egg, and how it was looking more and more like a beaten metal!  I also wanted to make the eggs look 3 dimensional and the nest of gravel look flat, so that it might look like the eggs would roll right away...

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