Accurate drawings of various types of Ravens, Magpies and Crows. In the gallery is the American Crow, Common Raven and Yellow-Billed Magpie. All illustrations are hand drawn and expertly rendered. All illustrations are available in both line art and full color. High quality prints made on acid-free archival paper are available of all drawings in the gallery. Signed prints made on acid-free archival paper are available of all drawings in the gallery. If you do not see the raven, crow, magpie or similar bird you're looking for please contact the artist to make a suggestion. Custom illustrations of specific birds can be ordered as well. For more information and pricing please call 1 (800) 913-7906 or send an email to the artist. All bird drawings shown are available in both B&W line art versions and color
The bird images are also available for stock art illustration.
As I've drilled down deeper and deeper into the various bird species, I've found a few types of birds that I have trouble fitting into the existing categories I've created. The Common Raven was one, and it wasn't until I completed the American Crow that I realized I'd need to create another category. I did a search on ravens and crows, as I knew they'd be grouped together, and noted that magpies and jays are also commonly added to create a collection of birds I might not otherwise have thought to group together. As I've been meaning to draw a magpie for some time, this should give me sufficient reason to finally get around to do doing so. If you have a suggestion for another bird to add to this page please send me an email.
Crows, ravens and magpies are members of the family of Corvidae, which are oscine passerine birds. They are found on nearly all continents except for Antarctica. Their ancestory can be traced back to Asia. All of these birds score very high on the intelligence scale, especially ravens and crows, who have been seen using tools to obtain food and solve other problems. Crows have been observed taking hard to crack open nuts from the ground and dropping them onto a road with slow moving traffic. The crows then wait for the nuts be crushed open by passing vehicles, returning to eat them. Crows in Australia have learned to eat the highly toxic cane toads by flipping them over onto their backs and stabbing the tissue in the neck, bypassing the toxins in the toad's glands at the top of the head. American Crows are highly susceptible to West Nile virus although there appears to be little impact on their populations, which have expanded into nearly every possible environment in North America.