Fine art illustration of a Red-Headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythocephalus.) The illustration is available in black and white or color.
The Red-Headed Woodpecker was completed on 7.18.2011. This drawing has the distinction – such as it is – to be the last illustration completed on a drawing board I had owned for nearly 20 years. During this time, I’d estimate I’d completed nearly 800 drawings on the board. I’m glad the final drawing was a woodpecker, as I find them to be a wonderful subject to render. This species is particularly lovely with the striking red head and contrasting white and black body. The illustration is based on a photo by the talented wildlife photographer Don Delany.