Magnolia Warbler 3


The Magnolia Warbler portrait is done, I think. I saw this lovely, basic-plumaged adult at Ulistac Natural Area, Sunnyvale a few weeks ago, and I labored over the pose and the plumage. I used photographs for reference, but of birds in different plumages and/or ages. So this was cobbled together, and mixed with a lot of personal recollection. I’m just now getting down to finishing the portrait.


3 thoughts on “Magnolia Warbler 3

  1. It’s lovely. The pose is super cute… I like its implied energy… that the bird is looking around and only there for a moment. Your coloring is beautiful. I’m curious: what kind of color pencils do you use?

  2. Hi, Myriam. Thanks for your comments. I use a combination of Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils, and Prismacolor Colored Pencils.I prefer Faber-Castell Polychromos, which are a slightly less waxy and they layer nicely. They are a bit more expensive.

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