Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Bird Skeleton studies

These are some bird skeleton studies I did yesterday. The two wings, the leg, and the skull with vertebrae were drawn from a chicken skeleton. The other three skulls were drawn from reference photos found on They are each labeled with the bird they came from.

The text is a collection of various notes on parrots I found from books and the internet while drawing these. I am aware that the Macaw list is incomplete.

This is an additional Macaw skull that I did later that same day in a different sketchbook.


  1. Kinda jelly of you IL kids. Great studies, by the way. You'll be drawing kick-ass live birds soon enough.

    1. Oh yeah, we already went to Jungle Gardens. I had a Macaw sit on my arm, it was awesome.