The Elepaio is native to the three Hawaiian islands of Hawaii, Oahu, and Kauai. This beautiful bird is actually one of Hawaii's most abundant songbirds but is still classified as endangered due to severe recent declines.
I have always preferred painting to drawing but recently made it a goal to improve my drawing skills. This particular mixed media piece is dear to my heart because it is the first sketch that began my journey to becoming a better draftsman (draftslady?). Drawing is now a great passion of mine.