Draw a Bird Day: sheltered by shadows

mountain toucan s

jeweled feathers caught
in reflected mist—cloistered
chiaroscuro

This is another brightly colored resident of the South American cloud forest, the grey-breasted mountain toucan.  As with all inhabitants of the world’s cloud forests, they are a threatened species because of habitat loss.

mountain toucan close up s

Drawn with neocolors.

 

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27 responses to “Draw a Bird Day: sheltered by shadows”

  1. msjadeli says :

    beautiful bird, beautiful artwork

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  2. D. Wallace Peach says :

    How pretty and what soothing artwork. It’s a shame that such beauty is threatened.

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  3. Sharon Mann says :

    Thank you for sharing your… beautiful Toucan. The tentacles of the humans are far reaching all over our planet.

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  4. memadtwo says :

    Beautifully done K.

    Like

  5. charlotteash says :

    That is gorgeous!! I love Toucans. I have several antique Toucan prints by naturalist John Gould that I love.

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  6. kiddlescarol says :

    A regal looking bird. Love his feather colors!

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  7. Charlie O'Shields says :

    This is lovely! Adore it! 😍

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  8. boundlessblessingsblog says :

    Beautiful art and such lovely colors, but sad that they have become so rare, M.

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  9. Jill Kuhn says :

    I like how you did the background and your bird! 😃 Need to get out the Neocolors…

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  10. Evelyn says :

    A beautiful bird…

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  11. sheldonk2014 says :

    Hey guys its so good of you to stay in touch since its beginning to feel that I’m out of touch

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