Friday, March 22, 2013

Get Rid of the Box

This week I was walking in the forest with a sketchbook and came across a Piliated Woodpecker, sitting on the ground pecking at a tree.  It was kind enough to sit still for a few moments while I did a quick line drawing.  This is my first attempt at drawing a bird in nature and although it is not quite accurate, it doesn't matter.  As a beginner artist the act of practicing drawing every day is my goal, without judging too harshly the results.  A day later the Diva Challenge was posted and we were asked to do a zentangle thinking outside of the box with a quote by Deepak Chopra:  Instead of thinking outside the box, get rid of the box.  These are zentangled Piliated Woodpeckers:


  1. I do love this zia. You did very well.

  2. How cool! Just enough of the color and shape to suggest the bird.

  3. This is great! You've captured the essence of the Pileated Woodpecker, it's regal stance, size, and color.