Fine art illustration of a Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus.) The illustration is available in black and white or color.
The Ruffed Grouse was completed on 2.20.2013. As a kid I recall my brother David going hunting for grouse. I wasn’t quite sure what these mysterious animals were. I pictures some kind of small mammal like a cat, only more scary and dangerous. Only after he caught some and showed me what they were did I understand what he meant. Years later, I really cannot imagine hunting these lovely animals. This drawing was tricky, as the detail in the grouse’s body meant a lot of ink on the paper. I think the drawing turned out pretty well. It’s based on a photo by the talented wildlife photographer Stan Tekiela.