Yet another baby. I love the awkwardness of the baby chicks. This one is a great example of cute meets gawky.
What a bizarre bird. He’s all up in your face.
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.
Yummy. The texture, the medium, the subject – I am deliciously satisfied with this one. Maybe I should do more drawings in charcoal and pastels?
He’s eating a peanut. I enjoyed drawing him, but lost interest mid-peanut. I think they’re more fun to eat than to draw.
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.
Charcoal is so much fun – messy, but fun. I’m especially proud of the light in the eye on this one.
Yet another Great Egret. This makes five. I absolutely love this one, with the tail feathers blowing around, a big halo of white.
Gorgeous. I like this one so much, I recently set it aside to frame for myself. So when all the others are sold off at art shows, this will be one of the few I save to enjoy at home. The rest can fly away free.
I think this one is successful because I knew when to stop fussing with it. I like how the chest feathers fade away into the space for the name, initials, and date.