Yellow Billed Magpie

2010.6.30 Yellow Billed Magpie


This looks like an inquisitive fellow. Since “Magpie” is an affectionate name I now use for my daughter, I may keep and frame this one for her room, along with another one made later in the year.


2010.5.27 Magpie

I call my daughter “Magpie” now. During the year I drew the birds, I never thought of this. But it seemed such a natural nickname once she was born.

Long Tailed Jaeger



Another National Geographic model. One of my daydreams is to be a photographer for Nat Geo – but then I’d have to be a seriously good photographer instead of an illustrator. Mostly, I just want to travel on someone else’s dime and see lots of cool stuff. If I won the lottery, that’s what I’d do.