A sketch of a little happy Allen’s Hummingbird.
Although it’s not native to here, I did spend some time the other day watching Zebra Finches in the pet store when I was picking up some dog food. I figured, hey, maybe it’s not native to here but I did see it in San Diego so I sketched it when I got back.
After starting my top 100 series, I realized that some of the little brown birds of San Diego can be a little boring to draw… so I decided to try to make them a little more fun by stylizing them. Here is my new take on a Titmouse vs last week’s.
This was significantly more fun to draw. 🙂
So, I’ve noticed that I’ve just been drawing birds that are interesting on Pinterest… and since this blog is supposed to be more about San Diego birds, I’ve decided to see if I can go through and sketch all the most common birds here. So, although I’ve never seen one, here is a Ruby-crowned Kinglet, which remind me of White-crowned Sparrows in the fact that they are rockin’ the fun hair.
I’ve noticed that I’ve not been sketching as much lately, so I’ve decided to start posting a sketch a week on Wednesdays. I got watercolors for Christmas, so now I’ll be switching back and forth from the watercolor pencils and straight watercolors.
I figured that I would mark the change with the most common bird in my backyard, a House Finch.
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