Monday, December 24, 2012

Woodpecker juvenilia

While I was in my parents' house taking care of my mother, I found numerous saved examples of my childhood art, usually pressed in between the pages of books. This woodpecker dates from the late 50s when I was but a wee thing. But you can see that I was already a bird-lover and knew what species looked like. This woodpecker is unmistakably a Pileated (or even Ivory-billed) as seen by its bright red pointed crest. I didn't portray the body as black, though. I did watch Woody Woodpecker cartoons but this guy is not inspired by the cartoon character. 

Colored pencil on folded construction paper, 4" x 5 1/4", about 1959-60.

1 comment:

Mike said...

It's always fun to find such things from your childhood. :)