California Towhee

2010.6.13 California Towhee


One of those “LBJs.” I just now learned that term. It’s birder speak for a “little brown job.”

Yes, I drew nearly a full year of birds and I just now learned that term. I love looking at birds, but I’m not a “birder.” I like to hike with friends and dogs and children – not ideal conditions for spying birds.

California Osprey



One of my favorites from the year. This one just works. Great, powerful profile, such fun little feathers to draw, and I like the simple elegant composition.

I used the brush tip pens, which I completely fell in love with through this bird project. I also used colored pencil. Another proud California bird.