Draw a bird day October 8, 2022 — magpie

magpie painting

I followed along on youtube with a person drawing a magpie and the above is what resulted.  My amendments mean it is unknown which particular species of magpie this is.  If anyone knows, please let me know.

Magpies are birds of the Corvidae family. Like other members of their family, they are widely considered to be intelligent creatures. The Eurasian magpie, for instance, is thought to rank among the world’s most intelligent creatures, and is one of the few non-mammal species able to recognize itself in a mirror test. They are particularly well known for their songs and were once popular as cagebirds. In addition to other members of the genus Pica, corvids considered as magpies are in the genera Cissa, Urocissa, and Cyanopica.

Magpies of the genus Pica are generally found in temperate regions of Europe, Asia, and western North America, with populations also present in Tibet and high-elevation areas of Kashmir. Magpies of the genus Cyanopica are found in East Asia and the Iberian Peninsula. The birds called magpies in Australia are, however, not related to the magpies in the rest of the world.
per wikipedia

There is rich folklore surrounding magpies. I found this excellent post on it if you care to learn more.

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24 Comments Add yours

  1. Jules says:

    One of these days I might get back to drawing …
    I think this is your birdie:
    The black-billed magpie, also known as the American magpie, is a bird in the corvidae family found in the western half of North America. It is black and white, with black areas on the wings and tail showing iridescent hints of blue or blue-green. (from Wiki)
    There actually is some blue in the wing!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Jules, thank you very much for identifying which one it is! I actually tried to give it a grey bill with a black tip but it doesn’t really look like that.

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      1. Jules says:

        😀
        (…though I’m not an expert I just looked up a description on the net.)

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  2. Mark S says:

    I really like the illustration. Well done! I have really unfamiliar with magpies so I can’t help with any further identification.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Mark 🙂

      Like

  3. memadtwo says:

    I love this! So simple and effective. Of course you know I’m partial to all corvids…(K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Kerfe, and yes I do know you are partial to all corvids 🙂 The magpie is in this month’s clan mother story and I painted one as part of the art I created for the 6th moon.

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  4. That is awesome! I truly can’t even draw stick figures, failed art class in high school!! 😂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      LOL! Thank you so much, Gypsie, glad you like it. I’m a babe in the woods with painting at this point.

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      1. You are most welcome Jade and most talented too! 😊

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  5. Sadje says:

    Very nice drawing

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Sadje thank you ❤

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome

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  6. Looks pretty good to me, Lisa. Once again you’ve shown us you’re a person of many talents!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Aw shucks, thank you, Christian. It’s fun to practice, no matter the final product. On another topic, what’s new with your bike???

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      1. Got it back from the bike store. No parts needed to be replced. They gave it a nice tune-up, adjusting gear shift wires, greasing parts, etc. I’m hoping to finally take it on a spin soon! 🙂

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        1. msjadeli says:

          How about today? 🙂 Fantastic!

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          1. There may be a little update in your email. 🙂

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            1. msjadeli says:

              OK will be checking email in a bit 🙂

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  7. Badfinger (Max) says:

    That is really good Lisa…like the above comment…I would be lucky to draw stick figures.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      It’s not difficult, you just have to stay focused.

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      1. Badfinger (Max) says:

        I’ve tried to draw the Beatle cartoon figures and I was lost…I traced them one time and they were ok

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  8. dorahak says:

    Beautiful, Lisa.

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