“Wookie,” Daniel D. Brown, 2016, Pastel Pencil

This is “Wookie,” a Linneaus’s Two-Toed Sloth that lives at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh, PA. If you’ve been there, you’ve probably seen him chilling with the toucans.
It’s a 10″x8″ drawing made with Gioconda Pastel Pencils.

See a timelapse of its creation below.

Buy prints of this piece at the LAUGHING MANTIS STUDIO ETSY STORE!

wookie_danieldbrown_2016_600
“Wookie”
wookie_danieldbrown_2016_detail1_600
Detail
wookie_danieldbrown_2016_detail2_600
Detail
wookie_danieldbrown_2016_detail3_600
Detail

Timelapse:

Music: http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music

“Bob the Keel-billed Toucan,” Daniel D. Brown, 2015, Pastel Pencil

Another bird I initially photographed at the National Aviary. Truly beautiful creatures, these birds. This one is 8×10″ on Pastelmat.

Original is SOLD

Buy prints of this piece at the LAUGHING MANTIS STUDIO ETSY STORE!

"Bob the Keel-billed Toucan"
“Bob the Keel-billed Toucan”
Detail
Detail

“Benito the Hyacinth Macaw,” Daniel D. Brown, 2015, Pastel Pencil

I really got a great bunch of photographs from my most recent trip to the National Aviary with my wife. Needless to say, they have been a huge inspiration in my pastel drawings. This is “Benito” the Hyacinth macaw that lives at the Aviary. He is almost ALWAYS putting on a show when I visit, hanging upside down, stretching his wings, making a racket, or grooming the other macaw.

This piece is 11×14”.

Original is SOLD

Buy prints of this piece at the LAUGHING MANTIS STUDIO ETSY STORE!

"Benito" the Hyacinth Macaw
“Benito” the Hyacinth Macaw
Detail
Detail

“Woodstock the Golden Conure,” Daniel D. Brown, 2014, Pan Pastel and Pastel Pencil on Pastelmat

This beautiful bird is a Golden Conure (Guaruba guarouba) named “Woodstock” that resided at the National Aviary.

This piece is 240cm x 300cm (~9.5×12″)

Buy prints at the LAUGHING MANTIS STUDIO ETSY STORE!

"Woodstock the Golden Conure"
“Woodstock the Golden Conure”
Detail
Detail

Detail
Detail

“Ooh! More nectar!” Rainbow Lorikeet, Daniel D. Brown, 2014, Pan Pastel and Pastel Pencil on Pastelmat

I really got a great bunch of photographs from my most recent trip to the National Aviary with my fiance. Needless to say, they have been a huge inspiration in my pastel drawings. This is one of their famed Rainbow Lorikeets (you can feed them nectar!).

This piece is 240cm x 300cm (~9.5×12”)

I love the look he was giving me.

Buy prints at the LAUGHING MANTIS STUDIO ETSY STORE!

Buy this original drawing at the LAUGHING MANTIS STUDIO ETSY STORE!

"Ooh! More nectar!" Rainbow Lorikeet
“Ooh! More nectar!” Rainbow Lorikeet
Detail