Friday, December 16, 2011

#132 Guest Artist Jenie Gao draws the Spoonbill!

Animalia: Guest Artist!
Jenie Gao - the Spoonbill

Jenie Gao is an artist living and working in Milwaukee, WI.
For as long as I have known her, she has always drawn animals,
so I figured she would be perfect at guest artisting for Animalia.

I didn't know about the spoonbill until Jenie accidentally drew this
one instead of a shoebill, which is also forthcoming for animalia.

Jenie sent me the pen and ink drawing and I colored it,
but I really think Jenie's B/W drawings work better w/o color.
(Also, I had trouble figuring out what color I should do the b/g)
flamingo pink, Big Bird yellow, and sky blue.

Anyways, thanks Jenie!


  1. So glad to see a roseate spoonbill by Jenie! Definitely one of my favorite birds. Come to south Florida to see them in the wild! When I was little I used to think they were duck headed flamingoes.

  2. /they totally ARE duck headed flamingos.

  3. Well, I think the colored version is pretty sweet, and a nice surprise. Thanks for inviting me to do this, even if I don't know how to read, or at least the difference between the word "shoe" and "spoon." I'm just going to claim that I made the change intentionally because I knew it would conjure up some fond memories for John Witty about duck headed flamingos.

  4. Dammit. You beat me to posting this because I'm so behind.
    And I just noticed that you were plugging along.
    Need to get back on this wagon.