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.

4 comments:

  1. I like this a lot. after my last vacation, I've started enjoying the local bird life a bit more. I'm hoping to get a book on atlantic shore birds for christmas :) clever perch for the sharpie :)

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    1. David, glad you like it. I didn't expect anybody would notice that I posted this. I've been very inactive in the blogosphere lately. Lots of things going on in real life, but not much to blog about. Hopefully that will all change soon. Thanks for noticing and commenting. I hope you get your bird book for Christmas. Maybe it will inspire you to create some bird art too.

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  2. Very cool!! I'm digging the perch as well , good thinking!

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    1. Thanks for checking it out. Glad you like it.

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