I love Cardinals (and just about any other bird lol). This is on the Arches 140lb paper that seems to have a problem with the sizing, cross your fingers for me and hope that these work out and do not have to be started over again (if I was smart I would start over now). It was funny yesterday as I was drawing this little guy out, I saw a flash of color out my window, when I looked there was a cardinal sitting in my evergreen (by the time I got my camera he was gone) just as beautiful and red as any I have seen.