My Hobonichi Techo Art Journal ~ Mountain Chickadee Progression

Back in March I bought a wee Hobonichi Techo (A6 in size) that I decided to use as an art journal. I haven’t sketched or painted in a long time and thought small would be good to get back in the swing of things. For the Mountain Chickadee I used a pencil, Zig & Micron pigment pens, Akashiya Sai watercolor pen brushes, and liquid frisket…and the photograph I took of a Mountain Chickadee.

The chickadee doesn’t have a halo, parts of the Stargate, from the other side, bled through the paper…guess I got a little heavy handed with the paint.

Sketching with frisket down.

Sketch with frisket down.

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More layers on the brink and bird.

More layers on the branch and bird.

Rubbed the frisket off and added grey, more black, and sky.

Rubbed the frisket off and added grey, more black, and sky.

Still rusty at painting, but I think he’s cute. 🙂

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Springtime at Rancho San Rafael Park ~ Reno, Nevada ~ 22 March 2015

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Mountain Chickadee

Wee banded Mountain Chickadee


Did you know that Robins are good pointers?  LOL!

Did you know that Robins are good pointers? LOL!


Red-Winged Blackbird.

Red-Winged Blackbird.


Killdeer

Killdeer


Magnolia

Magnolia


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Birds, Birds, and More Birds

Spent Sunday morning up at TTT ~ Tahoe Timber Trails (just north of Truckee off of 89) ~ helping the inlaws build up a barrier wall. Actually my husband helped…I took pictures of the birdies. There were Mountain Chickadees, Nuthatch, Downy Woodpecker, and Blue Jays.

And here is one of my Scrub Jays that live in my yard ~ he’s wanting to know where his goobers are. He looks a little cranky, eh? Well…he had every right to be so…as I was drinking a Sierra Nevada Ale instead of getting off my arse to throw the goobers.