It’s still the Year of the Rooster (Draw a Bird Day)

march rooster s

The crown of red
set on your little head
is charged with all your fighting blood.

Yes, that excrescence
makes a most virile presence,
plus all that vulgar beauty of iridescence.

–Elizabeth Bishop, “Roosters”
In honor of International Women’s Day, an excerpt from a poem by the wonderful Elizabeth Bishop.  You can read the entire work here.
March Rooster Fact:  This Year of the Rooster contains a leap month, to catch up the lunar calendar with the solar calendar.  So it will be 384 days long.
Drawing in Neocolors, smudged with wet paper towels.

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21 responses to “It’s still the Year of the Rooster (Draw a Bird Day)”

  1. colorpencil2014 says :

    Absolutely glorious!! Love the colors, the character, perfect!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Jodi says :

    Love your rooster!!!! I keep meaning to paint one. 😉

    Liked by 1 person

  3. merrildsmith says :

    Splendid rooster–and Bishop’s poem, too!

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  4. Susan Feniak says :

    A real beauty Kerfe. One day I will have to tackle painting a rooster portrait.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Snehal Kank says :

    Stunning Rooster 🐓 I liked it so much 😍
    I found rooster anatomy is hard to draw, in my bird last series I stared to draw then ended up painting something else 😀
    Very well done 👍🏼

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  6. Myriam (Myr's Bytes) says :

    An excrescence of iridescent feathers indeed! You captured the stately beauty and exuberance of the rooster. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  7. Poet Rummager says :

    That fine rooster ought to be proud of his radiance! I also love the poem you chose.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Teresa Robeson says :

    Awesome way to combine Intl Women’s Day and Draw a Bird Day! I completely forgot about DaBD this month.

    Liked by 1 person

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