We had a couple of female bullfinches in the garden today. We often have two pairs of these beautiful birds but today I only saw the females. I had to make a parchment card for a swap and as the friend I was sending it too also loves watching birds in the garden I decided to use a pattern with a bullfinch on it.
I'm not sure I've got his head quite right - I know they are quite 'tucked up' but this seems a bit small! The pattern is from the Parchment Magazine September 2010 issue and was designed by Mary J Kerr. I coloured the bullfinch with Derwent Studio pencils and then added two colours of dorso behind.