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9 hours ago, The Bird Nuts said:

That would be awesome, especially if it was a physical coloring book.

I agree!  If anyone has any ideas or experience with making stuff like this, I'd love to hear about it.  I'm not sure what the market is like for coloring books, but it would be a fun project, if people wanted to join in.

Here's another.  I'd seen this little colorful bird flirting around the reeds before, but it was hard to photograph.  When I finally got a nice picture and looked up its name, I was a little disappointed at how mundane it was: a Common Yellowthroat.  It couldn't have been called a Spectacular Rare Yellowthroat?

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Hey look, it's a Lesser Goldfinch on a sunflower!

A question: if I were to eventually create a coloring book out of images like these, what would you like to see in future images?  More or less detail?  Different backgrounds?  Bird facts?  Stories from the field?

(I don't mean to dominate this thread. If any of you have been doing art, I'd love to see it!)

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1 hour ago, GracesWarbler said:

Hey look, it's a Lesser Goldfinch on a sunflower!

A question: if I were to eventually create a coloring book out of images like these, what would you like to see in future images?  More or less detail?  Different backgrounds?  Bird facts?  Stories from the field?

(I don't mean to dominate this thread. If any of you have been doing art, I'd love to see it!)

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I think some kind of simple background to color in would be nice, like the repeating design in the first (second?) one you posted here.  I personally think the lack of much detail is what makes these drawings so beautiful, but I honestly don't know if it's good for coloring.

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22 hours ago, The Bird Nuts said:

I think some kind of simple background to color in would be nice, like the repeating design in the first (second?) one you posted here.  I personally think the lack of much detail is what makes these drawings so beautiful, but I honestly don't know if it's good for coloring.

Thanks for the suggestion!  I may experiment with geometric stuff later on - I tried a background like that on the Red-winged Blackbird but didn't like it.

Anyway, two more: a Dark-eyed Junco and a Rosy-faced Lovebird.  I added more background for the Lovebird but I'm not sure it it makes visual sense.  The background was a bit out of focus on the photo.  Anyway, those goofy parrots are great.

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5 hours ago, The Bird Nuts said:

I don't think I've shared this yet - it's a t-shirt design I made a while ago.  Tyrant flycatchers are one of my favorite bird families.

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Cooooooool!  Do you sell t-shirts somewhere?

How about some beak and claws?

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On 6/19/2022 at 11:24 AM, The Bird Nuts said:

*print-on-demand :classic_wacko:

Do you sell stuff publicly?  If so, where is your shop?

I added some simple geometry to a couple of my coloring book designs.  Better?  Worse?  I'm still figuring this out.

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1 hour ago, GracesWarbler said:

Do you sell stuff publicly?  If so, where is your shop?

I added some simple geometry to a couple of my coloring book designs.  Better?  Worse?  I'm still figuring this out.

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Personally I prefer without but that's just me.  I  tend to either be on the mood for geometric designs or nature but not usually both at the same time. Loving your creations though!

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23 minutes ago, SirVive said:

Personally I prefer without but that's just me.  I  tend to either be on the mood for geometric designs or nature but not usually both at the same time. Loving your creations though!

Thanks!  Yeah, I agree about the geometry.  It was worth a shot.  To do natural backgrounds, I need to find some photos with backgrounds mostly in focus.  Generally, my photos have fuzzy backgrounds.

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32 minutes ago, GracesWarbler said:

No more geometry.  Instead, big impressive crests!

Growing up on the east coast, I was used to Blue Jays.  They're very similar to Steller's Jays in size, shape, and attitude, but Steller's Jays also have rad differences.

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I think that one's my favorite so far!

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1 minute ago, The Bird Nuts said:

Yes it is. 

How?!?!?!

I have SOOOO many of these I'd want to do if I only could.

1 minute ago, The Bird Nuts said:

I made one without the words if you want it.  : )

For real?! Whoa. Let me think about it!

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