I’m going to try and do the Decembird challenge, because I need more practise drawing birds. The theme for day 1 is favourite, so here are some Victoria crowned pigeons!
They are the best pigeons. They have the best mowhawks, the thickest eyeliner, and they sound just exactly like when you blow across the top of a bottle! They’re also proving rather difficult to draw. I’m not happy with the proportions of the top one, but I do like the pencil one on the right.
The Victoria crowned pigeon (Goura victoria) is a large, bluish-grey pigeon with elegant blue lace-like crests, maroon breast, and red irises. It is part of a genus of three unique, very large, ground-dwelling pigeons native to the New Guinea region.
I was playing with watercolors again and really wanted to paint some birds!
Featured Birds: Peacock, Blue Jay, Blue Bird, Hyacinth Macaw, Asian Fairy Blue Bird, Crowned Pigeon, Little Blue Heron, Blue-Throated Hummingbird, Parakeet, Blue-Footed Booby, Banded Cotinga, Lovebird, Blue Kingfisher
The Blue Crowned Pigeon is considered one of the most beautiful members of the pigeon family. They are found in the rain forests of Indonesia. They are hunted forfood and its plumes. Due to ongoing habitat loss, limited range and overhunting in some areas they are known as a threatened species. (Source)