Sketch (n). A simply or hastily executed drawing or painting, esp. a preliminary one, giving the essential features without the details.
Today is a new day. Here are some little studies I did recently at Miranda. I used HB and 2B pencils and this pad is a Bockingford 'zeta'. It's very smooth and the paper is a bit thin (80 gsm) for watercolour, but with my white subject, I wasn't using much water, so got away with it. I find it useful to do drawings on it, because it's nice and smooth if I want to go them over again with a fine-nibbed pen.
I find it fascinating all the different shapes the white heron can put its neck. There was the stretched out ready to stab positions, the look around at the countryside position, and the stalking along the drains position. When it started to rain, it squashed it down and hunched its shoulders and looked just like someone who'd forgotten their umbrella, resignedly waiting at a bus-stop, trying to stop rain from running down the back of their neck. Bunnies of course do stretched out flat, bunched up ball, and everything in between, including the old 'scratch the eye and lick the foot at the same time'.