Isn’t this a cuddly fellow? Due to our recent snow, pandas came to mind because they love romping in the fluffy flakes. If you haven’t seen these delightful panda activities, there are tons of videos to watch on YouTube.
This panda was a a little challenging to paint, especially with mixing a variety of blacks and dark colors. I learned a lot with shadowing the face, too. Hope you are having a good winter. Thanks for stopping by!
Today’s prompt also coincides with the unofficial Draw A Bird Day for the month. I love how the bright red cardinals really pop against the sometimes drab, brown winter landscape, but when there is snow on the ground they look even prettier!
Cardinal (Red Bird) in Watercolor
We haven’t had any snow yet this year but are expecting some today. Hopefully it won’t be enough to cause any travel problems but maybe just enough to stick on the grass and trees – that would be nice.
Today’s Blue Jay is in honor of Draw a Bird Day for March. It is based on a photo taken by Robin (how ironic!) on Paint My Photo, and I thank her for sharing this great picture. Not only was I drawn in by this grand bird, but I liked the background transition of the mud into the snow.
We have a lot of Blue Jays around here and although they are usually thought of as noisy, messy bullies at the bird feeder, they have some good qualities, too. They are known for their intelligence and complex social systems. The black band across the head and neck varies from bird to bird and help Blue Jays recognize each other. Also, they create close-knit families and often mate for life. Kinda cool. Thanks for visiting!