Mute swan sketches

Watercolor research of one of the heaviest flying birds in the world, the Mute swan ( Cygnus olor, Knopsvane )

Watercolor of mute swan

Watercolor and text by Frits Ahlefeldt

There are lots of them around Copenhagen where I live, and the mute swan is both the national bird of Denmark, and the main character in one of the most known fairy tales by the Danish writer H.C Andersen

The fairytale is called the ugly duckling and is the story of a tiny duckling ( Swanling) that goes through a lot of hardship, before it realize it is a swan… It is a story all kids in Denmark grows up with

Watercolor sketches of Mute swan

Keywords: watercolor, mute swan, birds, birding, species, animals, environment, watercolour, painting, art, denmark, knopsvane, watercolor artist

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