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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!  🙂

It’s A Real Hoot!

Today is “Draw A Bird Day,” that Laura at Create Art Everyday has continued as an art challenge on the 8th of each month.  Any medium is acceptable and all bloggers are welcome to participate.  I encourage you to do so!  🙂

I wanted to create something a little different for my bird.  Since it is the month of October, I decided on an owl.

I started by drawing the outline of my owl with a Zig writer pen and coloring it with Neocolor wax pastels:

Owl in neocolor - 1

I used a photo reference from a beautiful book I purchased from Amazon called, “Owls,” by Marianne Taylor.  It has “owl-mazing” color photographs in it!  I chose my own color palette of course…

I softened my neocolors with water and added white highlights to the eyes with a gel pen:

My wild owl completed

Lots of color!  Just what I like – it’s a real hoot, don’t you think?!

Happy Bird Day!  🙂