Fine art illustration of a Common Loon (Gavia immer.) The illustration is available in black and white or color.
The Common Loon was completed on 6.10.2012. Being from Minnesota, the Common Loon holds a species place for me. Hearing the lovely and plaintive call of these wonderful birds was an important part of spending time in the northern part of the state’s forests and on the lakes. I had been meaning to redraw a single bird (I had rendered a pair for the book ‘101 Ways to Help Birds” but was never really happy with it.) Rather than showing the traditional bird floating on water I liked this pose of the bird taking off from water – although I dropped the water out from the drawing – it didn’t look right. The drawing is based on a photo by Glenn Alexon