Sunday, November 17, 2013

Bird #8 Sharp-shinned Hawk or "Sharpie"

Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus) or "Sharpie"
17 November 2013, Permanent marker, 11" x 14"

I started sketching this piece shortly after I finished the last piece that was posted on this blog. It's been a long time coming... but that's one of the great things about creating art... you can always pick right back up wherever you left off.

I decided to make birds a focus area for my art when I rekindled my creative fire almost a year ago, and I really enjoy working with permanent marker. It didn't go unnoticed that the brand name for the world's most popular permanent markers and the nickname for one of North America's smallest raptors are one in the same. Let's just say... I couldn't help myself. Both the hawk and the marker are drawn life-sized.