The story behind “Mick”

I came across this hilarious, crazy-looking bird at a petting zoo in Bonnie Springs, Nevada. There was something about the way he was standing there in his pen, and his “cocky” attitude in the way he was strutting around in his pen with one wing pulled up high on his hip, that cracked me up. I could hardly wait to get home and do a quick painting of him!

I tend to be sloppy about lighting/composition when I’m taking reference photos because I just need it for my rough sketch. I’m not making excuses. Just sayin.’

Here’s how the painting turned out.




Linwood took one look at this and said, “Looks like Mick.”

He does sort of resemble a certain musician that we all know. lol!

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