18 x 24 inch – charcoal and ink

Hello friends, I drew a thing again! It’s been too long! And it’s another small round bird: a warbler. He is very, very pleased to meetcha.

The male Chestnut-sided Warbler sings two song types; one is accented at the end, the other is not. The first is used before the arrival of the females and in the early nesting cycle. The second is used mostly in territory defense while the birds are raising young.
Males that only sing one song type appear to be less successful at attracting mates than males that sing both songs. The early-season song has a musical quality with an emphatic ending, sometimes interpreted as “very very pleased to meet cha!”

American Bird Conservancy

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Put a bird on it.

Hello friends! I have a bunch of cards ripe for the purchasing! When was the last time you sent someone you love a card? Why not send em a nice bird? Shoot me a message and I’ll ship em your way!

5 x 7 inch blank cards!
$6 individually
$20 for a pack of all four birds
$35 for two packs of all four birds

I have cards available for most everything on my site, so give me a shout if you’d like any other designs or prints or originals.

Please oh god trying to sell art is terrifying and I’m broke how do people do this help

I hope you are having a fantastic day! Cheers, R.

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Taken with my Rebel K2

Ok, one more pelican post because they just look like small dinosaurs and lovely and terrifying. Another from the living on a boat year in Destin. He was standing like this on the pier right off our boat and made me nervous enough that I just stayed put on the boat til he left. Because he’s almost my size and I’m not trying to fight a mini-dinosaur.

Cheers!

$3 Stickers / Prints

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Bushtit in charcoal – 18 in x 24 in

Another tiny round bird (to follow the golden-crown kinglet and junco)! Bushtits are very noisy and chattery small friends. They have a lot to talk about I guess. Like cracking jokes about their fantastic name. To protect their dignity, I guess I’ll mention that the “tit” part comes from the Old Icelandic “titr” meaning something small. They also weave fancy hanging nests.

10/10 top notch bird.

Shout out to my mom, who loves the bushtit and taught me to identify it (even if I can’t quite draw it right). Except I keep pretending that I don’t recognize what type of bird it is just to get a chuckle from my lovely, excitable mom saying “bushtit” over and over. Hi mom, I love you.

$3 Stickers / Prints

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Nothing too wild and exciting today, just some practice in vine charcoal and some of my bird friends.

Want to do a big, pretty piece of one of these guys soon, because I think they’re just fantastic tiny, round beasts, but something about their shape is just so hard for me draw. Anyone have suggestions on resources for learning to them?

Shoutout to a couple of my bird friends that pop by my window for peanuts.

This is Balthazar – he and his mate know the whistle I use to call them in, and respond with a unique call of their own. They recently had three babies, and they all come hang out with me when I’m in the yard. And sometimes follow me down the street to the cafe. 10/10, top notch birds. And congrats on your new family, crow friends.

This guy and his buddy have recently started trying to take over my house from the crows as their own territory. Stellar’s Jays’ blue feathers are remarkable in the sun. And their punk rock mohawks are pretty spectacular. 10/10, top notch birds.

Tell me about your favorite birds? Hope everyone is having a lovely weekend and enjoying creating/capturing beautiful things.

I have $3 stickers for sale now! (There’s also some prints and cards, too.)

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Pen + ink sketch and found midterm exam

Another from my sketchbook. Pen and pencil sketch on the left. On the right is a midterm exam from an old notebook I found. If anyone could please “Define, explain, or comment briefly but adequately” on Pigeon’s milk (number 30) for me that would be amazing. I really need to know more about Pigeon’s milk. Please advise. For science.

Y’ALL FOR REAL WHAT’S UP WITH PIGEON MILK.

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It sprang out of a light bulb and was ready to eat. Mixed media on a very large piece of paper.

$4 Stickers! / Prints from $25

Technology is pretty neat and scary. Lots of magazine clippings, acrylics, and plastic shell over the light bulb to give it some reflection and weird texture.

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