Prismacolor premier pencils on black Stonehenge cotton - A4 sized drawing.
This is the beautiful reference photo
Thank you so much for letting me use your wonderful photograph
It was fun drawing the water, I never expected it to work with coloured pencils for some reason, but it turned out okay
eta : WiPs of this drawing are in my scraps, should you be interested [link]
Edit : updated with a scan (the previous one was a photograph). I entered this drawing along with 7 others, all mammals, mostly big cats, into the BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year 2013 Competition and much to my surprise and delight the little swan has won through to the finals
I have to thank you once again
for providing the reference photo that has made this possible