Barred Owl (Strix varia), Daniel D. Brown, 2013, Pencil

I’ve been fascinated with barred owls since I was a kid. In fact the man who was most influential in me becoming a biologist, Mr. Bob Ross, twice taught me to call these birds in the Ozark Mountains (he was quite an amazing zoology teacher in Arkansas). Their call sounds something like “Who cooks for you? Who cooks for you all?”

 

BUY A PRINT ON THE LAUGHING MANTIS ZAZZLE STORE

"Barred Owl"
“Barred Owl”
"Barred Owl"
“Barred Owl”

 

Gorilla, Daniel D. Brown, 2012, Pencil

This gorilla drawing is based on a photograph taken by Rick Horton. I chose to draw it for the simple reason that I think the gorilla’s pose perfectly captures both the beauty and similarity to ourselves, as well as the sadness of the decline of our cousins, highlighted by his facial expression and presence in an obviously captive setting. All gorillas are either endangered or critically endangered (though I’m not sure the exact subspecies of this guy).

Buy the original 8 x 10″ drawing at the Laughing Mantis Etsy store or prints at the Zazzle or Redbubble shops.

Gorilla, Daniel D. Brown, 2012, Pencil

Gorilla, Daniel D. Brown, 2012, Pencil - framed

Ruby-Throated Hummingbird: Mother and Chick, Daniel D. Brown, 2012, Pencil

This drawing is based on a photograph of a family of hummingbirds my aunt captured in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas.

This piece fits nicely is in an 8×10” frame. Note: all of my drawings on Etsy are the ORIGINAL drawings – not prints.

Buy the original 8 x 10″ drawing at the Laughing Mantis Etsy store, or a print in the Redbubble or Zazzle stores.

Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds: Mother and Chick, Daniel D. Brown, 2012, Pencil

Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds: Mother and Chick, Daniel D. Brown, 2012, Pencil
Detail
Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds: Mother and Chick, Daniel D. Brown, 2012, Pencil
framed