I give in. I'm a totally bird nerd, there's no use fighting it. I've been wanting to draw this winter cardinal for a while, and today was the day. I used my beloved Prismacolors in my sketchbook. The pages have a lovely off-white color and they are so smooth in texture. That allows the colored pencils to glide around, laying on thick and blending like butter.
I finished him while the boys slept - I wore Alistair out on a tour of Aiken County parks. He sure loved this park with all wooden structures. Isn't it cool?