Because of its frequent visits, beautiful color, and symbolic meaning, for many people the Cardinal is one of the most popular and cherished birds. Many people have special memories come to life again when they see these bright red feathers appear on a nearby branch. Standing in stark contrast to its native landscapes the Cardinal can also remind us to confidently be who we were created to be, even if that means standing out a little.
Northern Cardinal, Sitting (SOLD)
Colored Pencil on Bristol Board (250 GSM)
A5 (8.3 x 5.8 inches)
This beautiful original drawing took dozens of hours carefully applying color and detail to capture the beauty of this unique Northern Cardinal, sitting restfully on his branch. Hints of orange and purple are layered with varying shades of red to provide contour and depth throughout the head and breast while rich blacks in the face seem to slowly draw you in until you're finally looking into the eye of this handsome fella.