Daily Sketch 2/20/2011

Scrub Jay

"Scrub Jay" - Colored Pencil - Prints $20

 Feels like I’m on a roll – thanks to the President’s Day long weekend, I’ve managed to do three sketches in three days… the first one wasn’t quite what I had in mind, but the last few have been satisfying!  This is a Florida Scrub Jay, not quite like the ones we have in Oregon.  Those floaty little feathers are difficult to capture, but I’m learning.

I’m finding that the art itself is the easy part, because that’s always exciting once I sit down and get started.  It’s the business end of art that’s difficult, like scanning and posting that’s hard to keep up with.  That piece feels a lot like sweeping the kitchen floor… you finish, and two seconds later there are kitty kibbles and ants all over, and you have to do it all again.  Or not.

Original photo credits Birders World magazine