My Favorite Art Supplies for Drawing Birds

My Favorite Art Supplies for Drawing Birds

Tips

It probably comes as no surprise that as a bird artist, I draw birds every single day. I carry my drawing kit with me everywhere so I have my favorite art supplies with me at all times. Here are the items that I just can’t live without. Sketchbook My current sketchbook is a Pentalic 8” … Read More

Ten of the Best Photos for Bird Artists on Unsplash

Ten of the Best Photos for Bird Artists on Unsplash

Birds

As a bird artist, I am constantly looking at bird photos and when I find a source for excellent images, I go nuts! While I knew about Unsplash, I had no idea that there were hundreds of amazing bird photos there! Here are ten of my favorites. Keel-billed Toucan Photographer: Zdeněk Macháček What I love … Read More

Recent Work: Black-backed Woodpecker

Recent Work: Black-backed Woodpecker

Sketchbook

While my home state of Oregon’s forests burn, and I mourn the loss of lives and homes and forests and what seems like the last shred of normalcy in this incredibly eff’d up year, I can’t help but think about Black-backed Woodpeckers. Black-backed Woodpeckers arrive in burned forests before the fires are even out. Some … Read More

Birds in Pencil and Ink [Recent Work]

Birds in Pencil and Ink [Recent Work]

Sketchbook

A few months ago, I challenged myself to sketch more birds (up to ten every day!) and as a result, I’ve gotten more and more confident in my drawing abilities. I also found that my quick sketches were evolving into more and more detailed drawings. So I decided to start a sketchbook and allow myself … Read More

Bird Anatomy for Artists: Eyes

Bird Anatomy for Artists: Eyes

Anatomy

Once I do my initial sketch of any bird, the first part I bring to completion is the eye. This is my favorite moment of being a bird artist: I love seeing the bird come to life as I color in the eye and bring out the highlight. Bird’s eyes are incredibly complex organs that … Read More

SEO for Artists 2020 Link Roundup

SEO for Artists 2020 Link Roundup

Marketing

As a right-brained creative, SEO makes my skin crawl. As soon as I start trying to think about what I do in terms of keyword research or website optimization, I want to run away. But if you want to be found by your ideal collectors, would-be students, or art directors, SEO is something you just … Read More