Birdspot. On the road. Drawing birds.

Top image: Four studies of an immature White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys, probably subspecies gambelii). Watercolor, gouache, and pencil on tan paper, 11 x 7.5″, 2011.
Bottom image: detail of same drawing.

6 Responses to “White-crowned Sparrow, part 1”

  1. I love that top image. Very nice!

  2. Your drawing of the Sparrow’s eye on the far right, is what I love the most.

  3. You are in the Zone-O with this one!

  4. For me, this sparrow is all about the lore. I love that sensation when I look through binoculars at a mature one and see that telltale splash of lore.

    Your sparrow looks reflective, which is interesting, because it’s a matter
    less about the bird and more about how I imagine sparrows might be.

  5. Hi, I expect you saw the excellent American tree sparrow posted by the Cornell Lab on Dec 20 re their 2011 Great Backyard Bird Count photo contest. If I could draw more than stickmen (I can’t) I’d draw this one! ATB rh

  6. These are so nice. Thanks for posting.


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