March 30, 2011

Nature Sketchbook: Tufted Titmouse

This is a sketch of a Titmouse using Julie G.'s photo as a reference. Thank you, Julie, for a wonderful capture. My plan for the sketchbook is to make a sketch of all the birds that visit our backyard. The sketch is colored with Prismacolor Watercolor pencils.

It's been a little chilly so we've been keeping the suet feeder full. Good thing, because I was able to snap a pic of this cute little Downy today.

I got such a kick out of this Robin's expression :-)
He's well balanced...chips on both shoulders.

Pretty, fluffy little House Finch. So happy they've arrived :-)

I thought this was a sweet little fat one.
He's probably just fluffed up against the cold.

How do you like this super yellow fluff ~ ball :-))
He was waiting for a spot at the feeder below.

16 comments:

forestal said...

Wonderful sketch Cindy - really amazing.

dan

dAwN said...

Wow! absolutely stunning sketch..cant wait to see more!

Debbie Miller @HooootOwl said...

Such happy visitors in your yard ... that is going to be one beautiful sketch book when it is finished.
I LOVE the titmouse ... simply beautiful!

Kerri said...

Really beautiful my friend! That titmouse sketch is AWESOME!!!!!!

forgetmenot said...

Cindy, It looks like your backyard is a "bird sanctuary"--such a variety!!! And, what talent you have--lovely sketch of the titmouse. What a great idea to sketch all the birds that visit your yard. Happy sketching--I look forward to seeing more of your work. Mickie :)

Julie G. said...

Oh my, there is the Tufted Titmouse! Cindy, you are a most talented artist! Wow! All I can say is PERFECTION! A most beautiful sketch of a lovely bird. I'm looking forward to viewing more of your wonderful sketches. Great images of the finches (both) and robin with the attitude. Fantastic blog post!

Frank said...

Such talent ... wonderful sketch Cindy.

Love to see the colourful selection of birdies visiting your garden.

John (Tucker) said...

That is an amazing piece of art. Very impressive.

cindyzlogic said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving nice comments, Frank and John :-)

Kelly said...

...Love, love, love the sketch. I like the softness of the color...such a happy bird!

Jennifer Eeuwijk said...

Hello Cindy,
I saw you Titmouse drawing on Flickr, but I didn't know you had a blog also. I love your Titmouse. It is really sweet!

cindyzlogic said...

Thanks, friends for nice comments:
Dan, Dawn, Debbie, Kerri, Mickie, Julie, Kelly, and Jennifer!!

Rick said...

Very nice captures Cindy - great variety and colour ! And what a superb sketch you made !

JeffCopner said...

I love that Tufted Titmouse sketch.
Theres a reality to the depth and the bird is gentle.
Well done..do some more.

cindyzlogic said...

Thanks much, Rick and Jeff!

willlenker said...

Mom! You hit another home run on this latest sketch. I love it and you :) Love the fluffy goldfinch shot and the robin too.