Saturday, August 31, 2013

Bird #4

Shrike (SHrīk)

Another sketch from my summer sketching class at the Fairbanks Museum. The shrike is songbird that is also called Butcherbird because of its strong sharp hooked bill. It sounds beautiful but is deadly to small birds, lizards, and insects.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Going to the Bird's Day II

Hoatzin (wätˈsēn)

A tropical bird of the Amazon. It is said to have such a fowl smell that nothing wants to eat it. Their chicks actually have claws on two of the digit wings. It is also the only bird of it's genus Opisthocomus.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

It's National Bow Tie Day!

As part of national Bow Tie Day, I am starting my next wave of Bow Tie Guys. Now through the end of September, I will be posting at least six Bow Tie Birds a week.

Today it is the Blue Jay. I drew this while at the Fairbanks Museum this past summer and recently colored it in.

If you have a particular bird you want me to give the bow tie treatment let me know.