A Painted Bird?

Today is Draw A Bird day so I wanted to draw a bird with LOTS of color!

I discovered this common finch called a “Painted Bunting” whose colors look like he was painted with a child’s set of paints:

2016-1-7 Painted Bunting bird

I did not paint this artful bird, instead I used color pencils and Tombow markers.  I added some collage for fun.  After all, a bird this colorful should be attending a party!

They sing a lovely song too!  Check out this link if you’d like to learn more about them:


Happy Birding!  🙂

P.S.  This month’s Draw a Bird Day is hosted by Kerfe and Nina @MethodtwoMadness  Be sure to check out their birds!  🙂

40 responses to “A Painted Bird?

  1. Once again, a great combo of drawing and collage! Don’t forget to link to my post. (K)

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  2. such amazing colors! love it Jill!

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  3. A very happy picture! I have never seen one of these birds in person, but I would love to!

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  4. Wow, great job with this, Jill! You made it your own with your awesome collaged elements. Way to go!

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  5. Nice Jill, colorful and fun! Love the added collage too.

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  6. One happy bird, I love the color and collage design, Jill. The creative fun you are having shows through in all of your art.

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  7. Painting Buntings are so colorful they almost look impossible! Your rendition does it justice and then some…you’ve captured the bird’s essence PLUS made it artful!

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  8. I love your collages, Jill! And this colorful little wonder is no exception! 💕😃 Yeah… This is a bird that definitely needs to party!! Hehe 🎉🎉🐦🎉

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  9. Such a cute little male bunting :-)! Their colors really are wonderful. Love the collage fun. And I clicked on the allaboutbirds link and they do have a lovely song. And I discovered that the female is lime green!

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  10. Wonderful colours, Jill! Love how you throw together different media and create something new of it. That´s so great!

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  11. Karen Steinberg

    Painted Bunting!! Wonderful, I think he turned out rather well and I like the collage elements with him! My neighbor actually gets these birds in his yard…he is a “bird whisperer” of sorts; they never come to my garden!

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    • Oh, I’d love to see one of these little guys in person! You have a lucky neighbor! 🎨😃 I’m so excited with Carla’s Yellow class starting today! Have you watched the first video? 😍🎉🌟


  12. Great colors! We can all use more color this time of year. 🙂

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  13. Beautiful bird, beautiful collage. Has a delightful feel to it and makes me think of a modern wood block print. Great piece. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Wow, I just followed your link to this little beauty, I have never seen one before, in books, Internet or TV! Such a distinctive bird, and your description is wonderful….coloured by a child, in the most vivid of colours, love it,

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