I haven’t drawn or painted a bird in awhile. So when I saw a photo of a Red-bellied Woodpecker on Kathy’s blog:
I decided to give it a try! I started with a quick pencil sketch in my art journal:
I tried to pay attention to the negative space around my bird so I could get the angles drawn correctly.
Next, I made a copy of my bird onto tissue paper so I could transfer it to watercolor paper. I painted a light base in watercolor:
I added details with Prismacolor pencils and a white gel pen to complete it:
I learned online that a Red-bellied Woodpecker was named for the unique pinkish tinge on the belly, common to both genders.
I hope you check out Kathy’s blog! She takes AMAZING bird photos! And I like her sense of humor too.
Happy Bird Watching! 🙂