Blue Bird with a Bowl. Watercolor, approx 2 1/2" x 3". A little watercolor sketch done for a friend a few years ago. There is something about teeth that inspires me, and I especially like giving teeth to birds. It's one of those things that I suspect does not inspire the rest of the population.
But, there are lots of these toothy birds in my sketchbook. When I was a kid I thought it was a little creepy and fascinating when Daffy Duck showed his teeth. Maybe that's where this comes from. But I also thought it was weird that Disney's Goofy had human-toed feet.
Been partial to this little crabby bird for a long time. I even made some greeting cards featuring this image. That pretty much clinched it--I'm alone in my partiality :)
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