Yet another baby. I love the awkwardness of the baby chicks. This one is a great example of cute meets gawky.
It’s an odd angle for a bird – straight on. And it makes him look like he’s scheming. But I love the toes.
Lately, I can’t think of sparrows without hearing Neko Case’s gorgeous “Maybe Sparrow.” The video is beautifully animated. Although it bothers me that the bird of prey depicted is an owl, when the line clearly says “Maybe sparrow you should wait, The hawks alight till morning.”
Ah, me and my literal-mindedness.
This bird was from a National Geographic article. I can’t remember why he was running. But penguins don’t generally “run” – they just look too silly on land.
Lovely. He’s showing you his tail feathers with a most defiant look. I love it. I drew other hornbills drawn in both adult and baby form.
This such a ridiculous looking bird, I just had to draw him twice. I like this one much better than my first attempt. I especially like the feet.
I grabbed this image from National Geographic, a special on cranes. I like the bird depicted, but my execution leaves much to be desired. It feels stiff. Also, the painter’s tape I used to stick this drawing to my living room walls has left a small blue line along the top edge.
I think this was another bird I did on my lunch break with a reference book at the Oakland Public Library. I love that place.
The scan is a little wonky on this one. The background is actually more greenish that straight yellow.