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Kylee Wiseman
Artist | Student | Traditional Art
United States
Hello! Thanks for stopping by!

I am an aspiring artist who lives in Oregon. I dabble in all kinds of art including digital art and photography, but my true love is watercolor.

I also love birds. So much. I can't put into words how obsessed I am with birds. BIRDS.

I own a budgie (parakeet) named Inko, who is a fantastic, messy, frustrating, absolutely lovable little fluffball.

I enjoy drawing both real and fantastic creatures, and my inspiration is the incredible beauty of the natural world. I seek to praise God with my art, to create as an act of gratitude for the amazing world He designed for us.

I do not have an online store set up yet, but I am beginning to offer prints/originals for sale and taking commissions (small ones at the moment because of my busy summer schedule). If you are interested, please contact me at:

P.S. If you are not familiar with the cassowary bird, google it. You will never be the same. :)……


Finally, another Inktober drawing!  This is Miles, a golden eagle.  Miles belongs to @ eaglefalconer on Instagram, go check out her account!

This turned out a little more "cartoony" than I pictured, but I like it!

Drawn using Copic Multiliners and a Pentel pocket brush pen.
This “still life” for painting class wasn’t meant to be so spooky, but I guess it’s perfect for October! It started as a coyote skull on a plain red background, then my teacher said it needed something more. I painted this entirely with a palette knife, no brushes.

Oil on canvas, 16 x 20 inches.
Heavenly Rain
Now that this painting has been delivered to the commissioner, I can finally post it!

This was a very fun commission where I was given a lot of creative freedom.  The eagle and raindrop have spiritual significance to the commissioner and symbolize her personal walk with God, so I felt honored to create something that held a lot of meaning to her.

Watercolor and silver leaf on Arches watercolor paper, 16 x 20 inches.
Whew!  It's finished!  This one's been in the works for a long time.  First of all, I made a digital mock-up to figure out the composition, then copied that on the full-size paper.  Only then did I realize... I had no idea how to paint water!  I spent many days learning to paint ocean water. :sighs:  You can see that whole journey on my Instagram or Tumblr blog.

After I got the water right, it was so stressful to work on the bird, because if I messed it up I would have to redo the water.  I had a lot of moments where I was just sitting at my desk, not wanting to start on the next layer out of fear I'd mess it up. :o (Eek) 

But, somehow (with God's help :D (Big Grin)) I managed to finish!  

I'd love to hear how people feel about the unusual background.  Do you like it?  How do you interpret it?  In my mind, the tern is flying through a "window" in the paper out over the ocean.

Watercolor and white gouache, 16 x 20 inches, on Arches cold-press watercolor paper.  

Hey!  Last week, I was blessed with the opportunity to do something I’ve dreamed about since second grade: BIRD BANDING!

Most of my “birdy” followers probably already know what bird banding is, but here’s a little synopsis for those who may not.  Banding is the process of catching wild birds in mist nets (about 8 feet tall and 30 feet wide on average) and affixing small metal bands to their legs.  Each band has a unique number sequence that acts as a bird’s ID number.  When a bird is recaptured, its number is recorded and added to a database.  This data can be used to study bird population decreases/increases, migration patterns, breeding habits, and many other things.  Bird banding provides data which is the very basis of bird conservation!

I met the professor of Ornithology at Eastern Oregon University at a birding festival, and she invited me to come out to her MAPS station.  In preparation, I read two 80-page banding manuals and studied the data-input sheets as best I could.

It was definitely stressful; banding is half art, half science, and is filled with complexities that require hands-on training and a lot of patience. It’s unnerving to be the only novice in a team of experts!  We had a really busy day (we caught 44 birds in total), so I spent a lot of time running around between different nets and the station delivering supplies and “bird bags”.  I did a bit of writing down bird measurements and other data. I also was allowed the privilege of releasing a few birds!

I had so much fun.  Even though I had to wake up at 3:00 AM. :D  I’m really hoping that I can continue to pursue this interest. 

I documented my day through my Instagram story; it’s now featured in my highlights.  Click here to watch!:  

Special thanks to everyone who welcomed me at the Ladd Marsh MAPS station!

  • Listening to: PEABOD's debut album, Healthy Snacks
  • Reading: National Geographic
  • Watching: The Star Wars Holiday Special of 1978


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DangerFuryGirl Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday!
Chotacabras Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Happy birthday and have a wonderful day ... Free Birthday Icon Cake For Artists with candle 50x50 icon  Unrequited..?   
lucytherescuedcat Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi, Hi!

Welcome to MyLovelyPet, a home to domestic and wild animals. We are looking forward to seeing your work in our galleries, and your ideas in our notes! 

If you have any suggestions, or questions, please feel free to contact us!

Have fun!(Enjoy!) Love
Shanglon Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2018
Your Gallery is Awesome, i love the different styles and superb skills. Keep rocking!
WaryCassowary Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Aw, thank you!  "keep rocking" has to be one of the best compliments I've ever received!!

Also, that prayer/karate chop thing on your profile is like the greatest thing ever :D (Big Grin) 
Shanglon Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2018
I am very happy this compliment made your day. Your Art is very well made that is the least i could do^^

Hahahaha thank you, glad you liked the image XD i love it too. Scorpius Dagger did a great job with those GIFs. I wanted to make my profile silly as i like to put a smile on people's faces when they visit my profile. Spreading some positivity is always a nice thing in my opinion do why not doing it in a silly way XD
Chotacabras Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2018
Really beautiful gallery ... :wave:
WaryCassowary Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! I love your bird drawings :D
Chotacabras Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2018
You are welcome ... :happybounce: 
Taisa-Winged Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2018   Artisan Crafter
Thank You for the Watch :happybounce: 
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