Some more watercolor birds. These actually came before the one I posted a few days ago.
First, I started out with a somewhat traditional bird pose:
Then I tried out a more classic style, like what you would find in 1800's ornithology field books:
Then, the cartoonist in me got all restless and I ended up with the whistling polo-olo bird:
As pretty as the polo-olo bird is, it is considered a nuisance by most, as it will often perch nearby and whistle off-key Broadway show tunes completely inappropriate to the occasion.