“Wookie,” Daniel D. Brown, 2016, Pastel Pencil

This is “Wookie,” a Linneaus’s Two-Toed Sloth that lives at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh, PA. If you’ve been there, you’ve probably seen him chilling with the toucans.
It’s a 10″x8″ drawing made with Gioconda Pastel Pencils.

See a timelapse of its creation below.

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“Bob the Keel-billed Toucan,” Daniel D. Brown, 2015, Pastel Pencil

Another bird I initially photographed at the National Aviary. Truly beautiful creatures, these birds. This one is 10″ x 8″ pastel pencil on Pastelmat. You can buy prints of this piece HERE.

Original is SOLD

"Bob the Keel-billed Toucan"
“Bob the Keel-billed Toucan”
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“Benito the Hyacinth Macaw,” Daniel D. Brown, 2015, Pastel Pencil

I really got a great bunch of photographs from my most recent trip to the National Aviary with my wife. Needless to say, they have been a huge inspiration in my pastel drawings. This is “Benito” the Hyacinth macaw that lives at the Aviary. He is almost ALWAYS putting on a show when I visit, hanging upside down, stretching his wings, making a racket, or grooming the other macaw.

This piece is 11×14”. You can buy prints of this piece HERE.

Original is SOLD

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“Woodstock the Golden Conure,” Daniel D. Brown, 2014, Pan Pastel and Pastel Pencil on Pastelmat

This beautiful bird is a Golden Conure (Guaruba guarouba) named “Woodstock” that resided at the National Aviary.

This piece is 240cm x 300cm (~9.5×12″)

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“Woodstock the Golden Conure”
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