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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

#013 Downy Woodpeckers



Three poses of the same male downy woodpecker, drawn from our photos. Ink and watercolor on heavy weight sketchbook paper.

For more information about these little woodpeckers, go to my blog.

8 comments:

kslaughter said...

Elva, you are the queen of gesture! This is technically gorgeous--the detail, colors, line, composition........and so downright charming at the same time--you have really captured their personality here~~definitely one of my favorites!

Teri C said...

Oh wow Elva, this trio is fabulous right down to the last feather!!! The background is perfect, well, the whole scene is fabulous!!

cindyzlogic said...

Wonderful, Elva! I just finished a sketch of a Downy in my sketchbook, too! Yours is outstanding!!

Laure Ferlita said...

Love the different poses but the two on the left are favs. Such character and personality you've captured.

Elva Paulson said...

Thank you all for your wonderful comments. That little guy on the right is in an odd pose because he is about to hammer the branch again. He nearly broke it in half! It is a good example of a pose that doesn't work.

Kelly said...

I love this fellow. You've totally capture the personality of a Downy!!! Gorgeous....

Katie said...

I adore these variations of your woodpecker, delightful. So well done and really captures his charm.

Tammie Lee said...

This is wonderful!