Need Your Vote in the Bird Fabric Contest!

Spoonflower hosts a number of design contests and this week’s is for a palette-limited bird design. Three colors were set by Spoonflower and a fourth color was chosen by the artist. I altered the colors and arrangement of my Japanese Crane drawing to meet the design requirements and entered it! Here is what it looksContinue reading “Need Your Vote in the Bird Fabric Contest!”

Red-Tailed Hawk Tail Feather – First Molt?

I had a rare find when I was out and about recently — a beautiful feather. I looked it up and think it is a red-tailed hawk tail feather from a first molting. I was able to do a very rough sketch of it and took some photos. I hope to do a more detailedContinue reading “Red-Tailed Hawk Tail Feather – First Molt?”

Bee Eaters (birds) drawing – colored pencil on mat board

This is a drawing of two bee eaters, drawn from museum specimens in colored pencil on a piece of mat board. It was one of my first attempts at using colored pencil years ago, and I was happily surprised at how it turned out. Both the color and texture of the mat board really helpedContinue reading “Bee Eaters (birds) drawing – colored pencil on mat board”