Monday, December 31, 2007

Yay for Manga Drafts!

Okay I'll be amazed if anyone can make out my lettering on this.
This is what a manga episode looks like before it goes through everything else.

Note that this manga reads right to left. O.0

Birds Blogs Biathalon and Manga

Hia there my poor un posted blog readers. ( A staggering 1 ) I'm here to make another exuse for being inactive. Between Birding. ( Me and mom are attempting to trackdown a runaway Brambling. ) Biathalon ( The trials are in ten days. ) And drawing manga for a site I'm on. ( Oh the writers cramp. ) And setting up a graphics blog. ( Tis called Venomworks I'll give the link in a bit. ) I'm kinda busy. The manga is going well. I'll put the link up soon. Currently it's in the hands of my background artist. We are still debating weather to do it in color or the traditonal black and white. I'll post up the finished first part of the inro in about a week. ( Darn this is becoming a lond post. =^.^= ) I've also been reading ( and agreeing with. ) Pheobes blog. It really is good. I will make up for the lack of pictures with a cute little smile.



Wednesday, September 5, 2007


Okay so you're all wondering who the heck is Picasso. Well he is a tiny Black capped chickadee that we rescued from a cat. We drove him down to the Bird TLC. And had a slight explosion at the parking lot. Picasso got out of his box and ended up in the crack between my seat and the door. Well we calmed him down and put him back in his box. The took him in and Vivi broke down in the car. Oh and Happy 5th Viv!


Here he is!

If you want to see more go to Trixie's blog. * points to blog roll. *


So if you hadnt noticed I have been really inactive. No posts after the snow melts. The summer was spent almost completely in London,Paris and SC. The birding in the latter was wonder ful. Snowy and White Erets. Male Painted buntings. ( con sidered a bragging right. ) And probably the best, White and Glossy Ibises. Sadly my camera has no zoom whatsoever, so pictures are limeted. I ahve been catching up with the birdies around here. Mainly Chickadees and your average Downy Woodpecker. This afternoon we had some interesting adventures and named Picasso. But thats another post.

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Infulenza...A chance to sketch.

Well as the title states I have influenza.And when I'm not passed out on the couch or watching Mel Brooks film Silent Movie I'm sketching Boreal Chickadees.
This is much to my moms delight.The hardest part about sketching them is actually the coloring making the greys blend to the brown and so forth.But what the heck it's worth it.But now I'm blogging and surfing the web eating a chocholate bunny and drinking tea.Any how I leave you with pictures and sketches of random birs.

What is this kitten doing?

What on earth is this crazy kit doing?
Well as it turns out he is watching birds.
And yes that is a picture of his tail in dish water.
The things we do for birds.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Jumpin' Juncos!

My absence over the last day was spent working out a plan for a bird box.
The hopeful resedent is a dark eyed junco.We have this one junco that apparently didn't want to migrate.
And so he hangs out around our house.We adore his lively behavior and welcome his visits.And with the take down feeders date coming up fast we would like him ( or her. ) And it's next mate to hang out.So me and dad are scratching our heads and wondering if he'll come. ( We think were more likely to get a tree swallow. ) If he doesen't we'll probably get a differen't kind of bird. Like a tree swallow ( What did I say? ) And thats fine too.They keep down the poopulation of Mosqitos. ( Thank heavens for that! ) And are just a flat out pretty bird.My camera is having errors so I'll have to use moms or just get junco pictures off the web.Either way niether cameras took a verey good picture of my junco scetch,so you wont get to see it's full glory.
Hmmm mabye I'll do a post on Boreal chickadees next?Who knows.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Birds that start with 'G'

Some of my favorite birds are the ones that start with 'G'.

Take Pine grosbeaks for instance.

Their colors contrast to create an image of an undicided sky.
They are some of the larger birds that come to our feeders and are kinder then the ever present Magpies or Grey jays. ( Yes the Grey jays will be in this post. ) They are rather approachable ( if you're quiet. ) And mainly ground feed. ( As opposed to hanging feeders. ) The picture above is of a female pine grossbeak.Unlike the males which are a majority of red and less grey.The females are a small amount of yellow with the majority of grey.

Or Grey jays.

They are about the size of a Pine grossbeak or a small Magpie.They aren't opposed to ground feeding but they mainly eat from out hanging suet feeders.We have a trio of them that come around and scare off the redpolls.Thier shape is a lot like a Chickadees and thier coloration is a lot like a black capped chickadee.( They have slightly more white on thier heads. )They too are approchable and will only scare if you come within a foot or make a sudden movement.Males and females have the same coloration.If you are trying to tell them apart size would be the main factor.Sadly I haven't seen thier behavior as much as the Grossbeaks so I can't tell you as much about them.

Hope you like my 'G' birds!