Drawing of various species of birds of the tropics. All illustrations are hand drawn and expertly rendered. All illustrations are available in both line art and full color. In the gallery is the African Gray Parrot, Blue & Yellow Macaws, Elegant Trogon, Guianan Cock-of-the-Rock, Keel-Billed Toucan, Scarlet Macaw, Three-Wattled Bellbird, White Cockatoo and White-Fronted Amazon Parrot. High quality prints made on acid-free archival paper are available of all drawings in the gallery. High quality prints made on acid-free archival paper are available of all drawings in the gallery. If you do not see the poison dart frog you're looking for please contact the artist to make a suggestion. Custom illustrations of specific frogs can be ordered as well. For more information and pricing please call 1 (800) 913-7906 or send an email to the artist. All drawings shown are available in both B&W line art versions and color
The bird images are also available for stock art illustration.
The birds of the tropics are fascinating subjects to draw. The most obvious and striking feature is the intense coloration of most of them. The Scarlet Macaw is just 1-2 colors shy of an entire rainbow, if even that. At this time, I realize I haven't added any of what are knows as Birds of Paradise, but hopefully I shortly will, as those bird's colorations and extravagant wings would make good subject matter. I was fortunate enough to see several birds of the tropics in Costa Rica, including macaws in flight. From seeing them, I thought that whoever invented the saying "straight as the crow flies" had never seen macaws in flight, which fly so straight it looks at though they were attached to a wire. Their great shrieks that mark their arrival were loud and astonishing too. In my years of illustrations, I'm sad to say I've only added a handful of these birds, and I'll try adding more this year. If you have a particular tropical bird you'd like to see please shoot me an email
The Birds of the Tropics are a collection of birds native to the lush, verdant rainforests that ring the equatorial areas of the earth. They are noted by their intense coloration and their extravagant plumage. This includes macaw, trogons, toucans, parrots, cockatoo and many others. Although some particular birds of the tropics are very colorful, most are of a drab gray coloration. The birds of the tropical areas are tend to remain well-hidden because of their varied and bright colors. Green feathers will blend into the dense tree canopy tropical climates, which remain green the entire year. Many of these birds are very intelligent, and make excellent pets. Although the demand for them unfortunately has led to the steep decline of the birds in their native environment.