Draw-a-Bird-Day: Rufous-tailed jacamar

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I was happy to see that a bunch of people posted bird drawings today. So, I thought I’d join in the fun with a Rufous-tailed jacamar. I drew it back in February from Audubon’s Bird: The Definitive Visual Guide and added a green background with Photoshop today.

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  1. Nice! Wish I could draw!

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    1. Thanks, Andy! πŸ™‚ Have you tried drawing from a photo and using a grid (on photo and drawing paper)? It makes it easier to get the proportions right.

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      1. No, but I just might try thatπŸ˜ƒ

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  2. Such vivid, beautiful colors on this fellow. Glad you had time to make it πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks, Carol! πŸ™‚ I had fun with the bright colours.

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  3. This is so beautiful! I love the highlight in the eye, and the vivid colors. It’s good to see you blogging! I’ve missed you.

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    1. Thanks for your lovely comment, Deborah! πŸ™‚ I missed you too. Glad you are still painting birds and photographing them. Your paintings and photos are always a visual treat!

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      1. Thank you so much for that lovely comment Myriam!

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    1. Thanks, Susan! πŸ™‚ I was super delighted to see your adorable duckling.

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  4. Bold, bright and beautiful Myr! Love it!

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  5. You are developing a wonderful style~I love this~

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    1. Thanks for your sweet comment, Melissa :-)! It makes me wonder what I will draw next. Maybe during the Christmas holidays.

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      1. I’m looking forward to it πŸ™‚

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  6. You captured the brilliance of the jacamar nicely, Myriam. Much like hummingbirds, they are colorful and quick.

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    1. Thanks for your lovely comment, Jet :-). So cool that you recently posted about your real-life, Rufous-tailed jacamar sighting. Your adventure stories are like dreams which could become real some day. Some day…

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      1. It was this drawing that inspired me to write it, Myriam. You really did a great job of embodying the bird’s bright spirit. Thank you!

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        1. Thanks, Jet. I’m touched. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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  7. What a pretty bird, Myriam! So colourful and bright. Plus I like how you drew the branch. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks, Hanna! I tried not to give the bird all my attention. Branches are cool too. πŸ™‚

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  8. […] WordPress blogger Myriam’s drawing of the jacamar. […]

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    1. Thanks :-)! I try to draw pretty birds.

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