Fine art illustration of a House Sparrow (Passer domesticus.) The illustration is available in black and white or color.
The House Sparrow illustration was completed on 5.21.2013. Of course, when I started out drawing various birds I was hardly inspired by the common, dull-colored sparrow. But as I drew more and more different types of birds, I became aware that simply because a bird is invasive or common, that doesn’t mean it’s not worthy of an illustration. And when I found a great reference photo by Don Delaney of this male House Sparrow, I decided to go ahead and create the drawing. I think sparrows are interesting and underrated birds now. They are lovely despite their commonness.