Redo of the White Crowned Sparrow. When I originally drew this guy I didn’t have the best reference. I was still getting started on this project and I had seen these birds so often I hadn’t focused on taking photos of them. Now, I have taken many photos of White-Crowned Sparrows. They have actually helped me learn to use my camera faster.
Taking photos of birds is a whole other skill, it calls upon my first potential art career, taking sports photos for yearbook. Yes back then everyone thought I would become a photographer for a living but, I knew deeply there was no way I wanted to do that. I loved taking photos and it is a happy place for me, I never wanted to be judged on my photos.
Anyway, taking photos of people playing sports is similar to taking photos of birds, you have to be ready and aiming where the action is. My camera and I are still learning each other and I am still missing great photo opportunities because I am still a bit too slow.
The White-Crowned Sparrows give me the perfect opportunity to practice, they are still all over my yard. Last night I had 28! Usually I only have 8. This is something I make an ebird list for. It is different and a good note for #drawing #sparrow #ebird #birdyourworld #audubonsociety #natureart #whitecrowned #illustration #yearofthebird #california #cornellornithology #caseygirard #ornithology #natgeo #dailydrawing #artistoninstagram #dailybird #bird #birding #sketches #californiawildlife