Saturday, May 26, 2012

Sweet Baby Bird ~ Clip art

“The reason birds can fly and we can't is
 simply because they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings.”

~ J.M. Barrie, The Little White Bird





I used a vintage graphic of a sweet baby bird from The Feathered Nest to make this clip art.  I placed a piece of paper against my computer screen, then loosely traced the graphic in pencil.  I then filled in the missing details and went over the lines with a fine-tipped black marker.  After erasing the pencil, I scanned and cleaned up the image in GIMP.  

The first image has a white background, and would be great for coloring!  The second image is a PNG file with a transparent background.  It's ready for adding to your digital artwork... I don't mind if you edit out my signature/date for your project.  Please see the "About My Free Images" tab for guidelines for use ~ Thanks!

Have a Sweet Saturday!
Thanks for stopping by!!

29 comments:

  1. Oh Megan,this is WONDERFUL!!!! I just love him!!! He would be so beautiful embroidered too, don't you think? Thanks so much for letting me know you did this, I've got to save him to my computer! If you'll go down to the bottom of my blog I have labels listed and if you'll click on any of the labels that say "images" in them, all the posts will come up that I've added them in. Take all that you want ~ and it's so nice to "meet" you! Have a wonderful weekend, hugs and love, Dawn

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Dawn! I think you're right... I have some other clip art similar to this, and embroidery was suggested for those as well :) I'll be back to your blog for sure!! Hope you have a great weekend as well :)

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  2. So lovely bird!
    Nice weekend
    ♥Crissi♥

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    1. Thank you Crissi :) Hope you have a nice weekend also!

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  3. It's beautiful and looks similar to something I've tried to sketch! (I need to keep practicing! heehee!) Thanks for sharing and enjoy your holiday weekend!

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    1. You know, I've never been very good at drawing animals, and I feel a little like I'm cheating as I trace images like this... but, I look at it as research and practice, so someday I'll be able to try it on my own with more confidence :) You have a great weekend as well!!

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  4. KathleenMay 26, 2012

    What a great image, and thank you for all your hard work.

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    1. Thank you Kathleen... although, I enjoy it too much to consider it work :)

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  5. oh how super sweet is this little birdy!!!! you are so amazing to share him with everyone!!! hugs

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    1. Thank you Diana :) He did turn out pretty cute, didn't he? Can't take all the credit though, the original graphic is also adorable :) Have a great weekend!

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  6. Hi Megan. I love little fat birds and how kind of you to share! Blessings this Memorial Day Weekend. Terri http://morningdewdrops.com

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  7. That is just amazing!!Love the creativity.Sigh...:)time to turn in ,we had friends over and we went to fireworks and just had a campfire.Have a great sunday!!

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  8. Megan, I love that quote, and the little bird is fabulous. I love birds. Thanks so much.
    Blessing hugs,
    Teresa

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  9. Thank you for sharing this beautiful little baby bird. Have a wonderful day.

    Kim
    Letters from the Shore

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  10. Hi, I just found your blog through the Graphics Fairy and I am already in love with what you do! I live in North Idaho and would LOVE permission to use some of your images in the products I make to sell at local craft fairs. I only do a couple of small craft fairs a year and will not be selling online. Please let me know as soon as you can because I have a show coming up and would love to incorporate some of your images! Thanks, Traci

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    1. Hi Traci ~ thank you for the compliments :) I don't mind at all if you use the images in products sold at your local craft fairs... you have my go-ahead :) If you don't mind my asking, how are you thinking of using them? I'm just curious :) Have a great day!

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  11. Thank you so much for your generosity.
    I love birds.Have loads of them feeding from my craftroom window.Keep well.Rosemarie.x

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  12. So sweet! Thanks so much, Megan! I look forward to using this little cutie.

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  13. A real cutie, birds are so interesting, aren't they. A little late commenting, but just found yor blog. I'm really enjoying your wonderful work.

    Silverbutterfly

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  14. Oh I love him! I found him when looking for my first (midlife crisis) tattoo. He just may be the one!

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  15. Thanks so much for the free birdie image!! -- You can view what I created with it here: http://estherscardcreations.blogspot.com/2013/02/bird-tag.html

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  16. That is absolutely the sweetest baby bird I have EVER seen in my life. I love, love, love him. I used him in an invitation for a luncheon I give each year. Thank you SO MUCH for sharing.

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  17. Thank you much, Megan.

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  18. I love this! Thank you so much. He's so beautiful.

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  19. Megan truly enjoy your blog. Thanks for the freebies and quotes.

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  20. Thanks for the cute little birdie!! I used it in my cardmaking: http://estherscardcreations.blogspot.com/2016/04/a-little-birdie-told-me.html

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