(Breaking my self-imposed rules to post this because it’s important!)
This is a flower I drew for the Blooms of Nigeria blog run by Rebecca Bradley and Janna Morton, in support of the missing Nigerian girls. All the artists were asked to draw a flower for one of the girls whose names were released to the public. You guys should check it out! There’s some beautiful work there by so many talented artists!
New handmade book about extinct parrots! I’ve been working on this one for a while.
My general art tumblr!
This is what all those sad little extinct parrot drawings were made to fit.
declared extinct in 1939
Cuban Red Macaw
extinct circa 1885
last recorded in the 1870s
last account of a live bird was 1834
last confirmed sighting was 1927
extinct by 1906
I’m very excited to show you guys the final product for those memory matching game cards I’ve been posting. This little set includes a handmade box (new favorite thing to do? possibly) with dividers, a pack of 24 cards, and a booklet with information about the bird species. I’m not entirely happy with the booklet, so I think I’ll go back and redesign it when I have time, but I had a ton of fun with the box and the cards.
I’m trying to figure out an efficient way to make more copies of this to sell. Any interest in that kind of thing?
Raffles’s Malkoha (female)
And that’s the last bird of the batch!
So, since I’ve gained a number of new followers over the past week (hello!), I thought I’d kind of update you guys on what’s going on with this blog.
My name is Emily, and I’m a senior Illustration major at the Maryland Institute College of Art. I started this two years ago, as a fun little experiment for myself to try to work quicker and looser (HA) and was able to post 100 birds pretty much every day (there were some breaks for holidays and scanner problems). After that, I took a bit of a break and have been updating whenever I have a piece of work that is bird related. Since I’ve been getting a lot of interest in the blog recently, I’ll do my absolute best to update more frequently!
Some notes about messages:
I do not reblog on this blog, especially not by request, even for a good cause. I’m sympathetic, but it’s just not something that I do/have ever done on this tumblr.
Feel free to write me bird recommendations or requests! I love learning about new birds, and I love drawing them even more! But please keep in mind that I do this as a fun hobby, and as a senior in college, I’ve got a few other priorities. = )
Also, I just started my art tumblr (my not-specifically-bird-art tumblr - www.theemilydahl.tumblr.com), so feel free to follow or visit me there if you want to see some other stuff I’m doing!