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! 🙂