Crystal Smith

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Art, illustration and adventure 🌲⭐️
Accepting commissions.

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Caught this little guy getting into the charcoal in the studio...😜 #sketch #drawing #bird #wildlife #animalart #birdart #endangered 
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Not the greatest sewer in the world, but I'm getting creative with this mixed media textile piece. (Addax nasomaculatus), also known as the white antelope and the screwhorn antelope, that lives in the Sahara desert. Critically endangered...for my upcoming book :) #wildlifeart #wildlifelovers #wildlifeonearth #wildlife_perfection #wildlifephotography #exclusive_animals #wildlifeplanet #wildlifeaddicts #animalsaddict #wildlife_seekers #instaanimal #splendid_animals #planet_of_animals #animalpolis #animalelite #animalsmood #wildlifephoto #majestic_wildlife_ #africanamazing #art #artwork #artistsoninstagram #artistsofinstagram #mixedmedia #sewing #textiles #fabricart #textileart
Sparkling blue highlights on this Javan Blue Banded Kingfisher. We have west coast kingfishers where I live, and I see them in the summer time. These Javan ones are from Java, Indonesia. There aren't more than 250 left in the wild.

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So many reasons to love bugs!! Added some cool designs to compel a closer look. Beautiful bug art (added to the shop!) - I've added some designs to the shell to make it a bit more lovely for those who don't appreciate their beauty! 
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Sketching a new friend - the Javan Blue Banded Kingfisher. We have west coast kingfishers where I live, and I see them in the summer time. These Javan ones are from Java, Indonesia. There aren't more than 250 left in the wild. 
#sketch #drawing #bird #wildlife #animalart #birdart #endangered 
#birdsofinstagram #birdstagram #birdwatching #instabird #birdlovers #birds #instabirds #pencil #sketchbook #draw #artoftheday #birdlover #instaart #instaartist #artsy #creative #paper #myart #instadraw #bird_lovers #instaarts #instaartoftheday
So many reasons to love bugs!! Added some cool designs to compel a closer look. Beautiful bug art (added to the shop!) - I've added some designs to the shell to make it a bit more lovely for those who don't appreciate their beauty! 
#art #draw #sketches #doodle #artsy #digitalart #digitalpainting #digital #digitaldrawing #sketching #digitalartist #digitalillustration #digitalartwork #instaart #bug #Insect #nature #entomology #insects #bugs #bugslife #creatures #macro_creature_feature #creature #kidsart #kidsroom #artoftheday #creative #instaartist #graphic
Amid the books and old nests, the Black Winged Myna bird perches. Critically endangered, this bird has a cool yellow eye patch thing going on!! #sketch #sketchbook #drawing #bird #endangered #criticallyendangered #endangeredanimal 
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Beautiful bug art (added to the shop!) - I've added some designs to the shell to make it a bit more lovely for those who don't appreciate their beauty! 
#art #draw #sketches #doodle #artsy #digitalart #digitalpainting #digital #digitaldrawing #sketching #digitalartist #digitalillustration #digitalartwork #instaart #bug #Insect #nature #entomology #insects #bugs #bugslife #creatures #macro_creature_feature #creature #kidsart #kidsroom #artoftheday #creative #instaartist #graphic
SCROLL---->> Feeding the birds while sketching...These are Polynesian Ground-Doves, and they are super critically endangered. Good thing I caught this pair!! Watch them and their antics as you scroll... #draw #sketches #sketchy #sketch #sketchbook #animalart #dove #bird #birdart #endangered #birdsofinstagram #birdstagram #instabird #instabirds #birds #sketching #drawings #birdlover #pencil #doodle #instasketch #artoftheday #drawn #pencilart #instaart #pencilsketch
My new little friend...the Bolivian Chincilla Rat - critically endangered. Gotta keep him safe! 
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What's this little bird saying?? The Nihoa millerbird lives on the tiny island of (you guessed it...) Nihoa! Which is in the Hawaiian Islands. 
Why is it called the millerbird? Because its main diet is the Miller moth. (I'm thinking of renaming myself Ice Cream...) Right now there are only 200-900 birds, which is not enough for a stable population. This is complicated by the fact that they live in a small geographical area. A natural disaster, disease or introduction of a predator could be the end of this bird species. 
What is the threat to these birds? Why are they still critically endangered?

Lack of rain, which means less vegetation and therefore less bugs and tasty treats. 
Hurricanes and severe storms keep the population low. 
An outbreak in the population of grasshoppers (nonnative) ate through the vegetation on the island, which the birds eat and nest in. This could be repeated in years to come and cause even more of a decline. 
Small but with beautiful brown and cream colouring, I am hopeful that endeavours to create another population of these birds on a near-by island, will help to bring them back from the critical list. 
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So many things to listen to-what are you listening to today? #gif #nature #naturelovers #nature_good #gifs #video #animation #animations #animated #animatedgif #nature_seekers #inked #inkdrawing #inking #drawing #movingart #digitalart #digitalpainting #art #artwork #artistsoninstagram #artistsofinstagram #artist_sharing #dailyart #theartlovers #artspotted #artistic_nation #art_collective #artwork #zen