This charcoal drawing was made with both pencils and powdered charcoal, using erasers to draw in the lighter details. I chose to render this colorful bird in black and white to spotlight the contrast in its pattern and the negative space around him.
This piece was created for a BirdWhisperer Project monthly challenge.
I share my love of art and birds as the Creative Director of the BirdWhisperer Project online art community, and my work can also be found in scientific museums, children’s books, and private collections.
In addition to creating fine art, I collaborate on many forms of illustration work with my husband Anthony J. Schmidt. We call Wisconsin our home, which we share with our mini-artist daughter Penny.