Fine art illustration of a Desert Cottontail (Sylvilagus audubonii.)
The Desert Cottontail was completed on 10.19.2011. I was somewhat surprised that, when I checked my image library, I had only completed three different drawings of rabbits. So I decided to add a few more, starting with Sylvilagus audubonii – or Desert Cottontail Rabbit. These rabbits can be tricky to draw, as the fur can be difficult to render in ink. But with some practice I think I’ve got a good formula for their furry coats. The drawing is based on a photo by desert wildlife photographer extraordinaire Dave Beaudette.