Finished!! The 9 nominate species in the genus Poicephalus as ACEOs, for the upcoming Guild of Natural Science Illustrators conference in Savannah, Gerogia.
L - R, top to bottom: Senegal, Meyer’s, Red-bellied, Brown-headed, Jardine’s, Yellow-fronted, Niam Niam, Ruppell’s, & Cape parrots.
They are all 2.5” x 3.5”, slightly smaller in life than on screen, and done in a combination of coloured pencil and marker, with some Micron details. I’m really proud of them!
I chose this genus because a) I love Poicephalus species, and b) they demonstrate an interesting mix of plumage morphology, containing both monomorphic species and sexually dimorphic species. Colouration from images on Google (except the Niam Niam parrot, whose colours I adapted from the description on the World Parrot Trust website). Poses courtesy of Roslin, my Grey-headed parrot (a Cape sub-species).

Finished!! The 9 nominate species in the genus Poicephalus as ACEOs, for the upcoming Guild of Natural Science Illustrators conference in Savannah, Gerogia.

L - R, top to bottom: Senegal, Meyer’s, Red-bellied, Brown-headed, Jardine’s, Yellow-fronted, Niam Niam, Ruppell’s, & Cape parrots.

They are all 2.5” x 3.5”, slightly smaller in life than on screen, and done in a combination of coloured pencil and marker, with some Micron details. I’m really proud of them!

I chose this genus because a) I love Poicephalus species, and b) they demonstrate an interesting mix of plumage morphology, containing both monomorphic species and sexually dimorphic species. Colouration from images on Google (except the Niam Niam parrot, whose colours I adapted from the description on the World Parrot Trust website). Poses courtesy of Roslin, my Grey-headed parrot (a Cape sub-species).

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    My favorite parrot family. *-* These are all such gorgeous illustrations!
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