I love woodpeckers and I love the black and white fabric that I used to make the branches out of. I want more color in this quilt so I will probably add some colored circle elements and maybe even some leafs.
This is how I came up with the design for my woodpecker.
I knew that I didn’t want a literal image of a woodpecker. I Googled Woodpecker Art to see how other artist had portaited this bird.
This is a detail of a James Audubon print of Pileated Woodpeckers. It’s beautiful but to realistic for my needs. One thing this print does show is Woodpeckers in a pose where they are not stuck to a side of a tree. I wanted my Woodpecker to be like that.
I wanted my woodpecker to be a bit cuter. I remembered a site called Birdorable. All their birds are extra cute. They have a woodpecker or two which helped me decide how I wanted to increase my woodpeckers cuteness.
You will notice that my woodpecker looks nothing my Birdorable’s or Audubon, but each image gave me enough info to create my own woodpecker image.
PS – YOu should really check out Birdorables site. I think I might have to buy one of their t-shirts!