Common Redpoll

I decided to try a different style for today’s “Draw A Bird Day,” hosted by the talented artist, Laura at Create Art Everyday.

I wanted to create a simple, stylized bird so this is my Common Redpoll:


According to All About Birds, “The adult male is a small, compact-bodied finch with a red cap and a rosy tinge on its breast.  They are small songbirds and often travel in large flocks.  Their buzzy zap and rising dreee calls are distinctive.”

Apparently, they are common in northern habitats in the winter.  I’m not sure I have ever seen one but I enjoyed drawing and painting them.

I drew my birds in my art journal with a .01 black Micron pen and then painted it with W&N watercolors since it is #worldwatercolormonth too!

May you be singing a happy tune today…  And Happy Painting!  🙂

35 responses to “Common Redpoll

  1. I’ve never seen these birds either…love the coloring. Thanks for the introduction! (K)

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  2. Excellent way to start th day, they are so sweet!

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  3. These are ADORABLE! So sweet jilly!

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  4. Thanks for the kind compliment and the mention, Jill! I really like the illustrative quality in your work today and I’ve never heard of this bird! I guess we don’t have them on the east coast. They seem so happy and sweet, I see them in a book, I feel like they have a story to tell. I hope you have a wonderful weekend and please post a link to your artwork in my comments, helps a lot with the roundup! Thanks so much! 💜

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  5. Now I’m singing a happy tune Jill, what a delightful drawing.

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  6. Gorgeous! Can almost hear them chirrup 🙂

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  7. Such sweet little birds that make me feel happy 🙂

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  8. Painting for Joy

    I love these little birds. We have them frequent our feeder. Love your watercolor today. So cheerful on a rainy day!

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  9. happy birds! love it…..sometimes simplicity is wonderful and conveys just enough

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  10. Cute, cute, cute! Love these 🙂

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  11. I have happy thoughts thanks to these two sweet birdies. Thank you Jill.

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  12. Beautiful and charming, a very sweet looking pair.

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  13. Oh, this is so cute! Love the coloring! 😊🎨

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  15. Wonderful painting, Jill! Beautiful colours and marvellously stylized. I saw my first common redpolls this winter – you depicted their little round bodies, wee beaks, adorable red caps and overall super-cuteness very well. 🙂 ❤

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