Holidoodle day #1: 12 Days of Christmas

I hope some of you will join me in posting here or other places (Instagram? Twitter?) for this tiny series of illustrations.  Here’s my first picture in the series:

As I thought about the song and how I would approach it, I couldn’t help but notice the TONS of birds in the song.  What gives?  I did tons of research into the history of the song and couldn’t find out their significance, but I did go with the historic “colly birds” meaning black (instead of “calling birds”).

I can’t wait to see what you guys did for this.

EDIT: I rescanned the painting as it was WAY too orange for some reason & I was in too much of a hurry at 6am this morning before work to fix it. It looks much better now!

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