The terrible whiteboard art is back, this time with March’s four new doodles. I’ve tried using reference images a little more often to make the birds seem more like their real-life counterparts. Thank goodness for Google images, though I’m not sure how much of an improvement it’s making.

If you’re not sure what you’re looking at (and I wouldn’t blame you), take a look at Scrum Birds from January and February to find out why I’m publicising such dreadful sketches.

March included to K, and these are the results:

 

Hairy Hummingbird

Hairy Hummingbird

Hideous, isn’t it? I confess that on this occasion I didn’t use any images as a reference, which is probably why it looks less of a caricature and more like an obscure bird-hedgehog mutant, pecking a diseased sunflower to death.

 

Incy-Wincy Ibis

Incy-Wincy Ibis

Not sure how to demonstrate size, I drew a ruler (badly). That’s some outside-the-box thinking right there.

“Incy-wincy” – or “itsy-bitsy” – is slang for “small”. How prevalent this slang is, I don’t know. But I thought it might need some clarification! 

 

Juggling Jay

Juggling Jay

This (as you may have guessed) is specifically a Blue Jay. Don’t judge me – a regular Jay was a bit harder to caricature. It’s not cheating, honest.

 

Karate Kiwi

Karate Kiwi

It took all of 20 seconds for us to come up with this name. The concept of a docile, endangered and flightless bird being skilled in a martial art seemed suitably amusing. It was actually a relief that their tiny, useless wings are practically invisible among the feathers. Drawing wings in a karate-chop motion probably wouldn’t have gone well!

 

And that’s all for March’s sprints. Hopefully I can clean up the whiteboard a bit and find a way to reduce the glare, so the true extent of my artistic talent can shine through… ‘Til next month!