Two Bright Birds, One Goldfish, Marker and Ink

Maureen in the Jungle
2.5″ x 3.5″ Copics, fine liners, white gel pen

Two more colorful birds created for a Birds swap (first two posted previously). Maureen is a little bit Hornbill and a little bit Heron, with a possible side of Flamingo. She is one of a small flock of magical, long-lived creatures who live in villages atop clouds. This may be my favorite background!

Lionel Shoebill
2.5″ x 3.5′ Copics, fine liners, white gel pen

Lionel comes from a long line of strangely-colored shoebills. The color always passes down to the male members of the family (much to the chagrin of his sisters). Family legend suggests that a great-great-great uncle was a Toucan, but really, how would that be possible? (Answer: Nature finds a way!)

Hannah the Goldfish
2.5″ x 3.5″ Copics, fine liners, white gel pen

And finally, Hannah the goldfish. It’s quite different than previous goldfish, but thankfully the client was happy. Her mom said Hannah got loads of positive comments on Fishbook and was thrilled and also quite touched, especially because she got teased a lot for her spots when she was little.

Thanks for visiting! Progress pics below.

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12 thoughts on “Two Bright Birds, One Goldfish, Marker and Ink

  1. clara nilles

    Have to say I’m glad to see animals again (I’m partial to them)…

    Your birds are always superb and these two with their huge bills are striking. I love the background too…rather tropical…

    Hannah the fish is fabulous with her 3d scales…..I’m sure she’s a hit with her own Fishbook page!

  2. minnemie

    Maureen’s jungle background is amazing -love it! Close-up of Lionel also gets the thumbs-up over here. Hannah got teased for her spots? Little did those bullies know just how fashionable spots would be when all was said and done!

  3. Alicia Gorecki

    love seeing you building on your “herd” again, you have been busy as always. The sketch of the first bird, Maureen I think it is, has so very much life and personality in her eye. And yes that background is a lot of fun, as was stopping by to see all you’ve been up to!
    Great work Cindy.

  4. Mom

    Both birds are beautiful but my favorite is Lionel!! & I agree with you about the super background! Love, Mom

  5. Elena Caravela

    The birds! Their sparkling eyes and downy feathers are enchanting. I also love the floral motif in the back round. Glad Hannah was a hit on fishbook:)

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