|Beard Nest: black and white pencil on gray|
The nest in the beard was done with black and white pencil on gray paper, inpsired by the book, The Bird in Santa's Beard.
|Bird of Paradise: colored pencil/gray paper|
|Camperdown Elm: brown pencil/tan paper|
It's hard to capture the true colors of a Bird of Paradise. Their colors actually seem to glow.
The Camperdown Elm is an actual tree that grows in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. I kept thinking of Steven Speilburg's characters when I was drawing all the variations in the trunk.