11" X 14" Drawing of a Shoebill Stork drawn and painted of Canson Oatmeal Scrapbook paper from a photograph taken by Gambassi on Deviant Art. To see more work of Gambassi go to :http://gambassi.deviantart.com/
This, dear friends, is a Shoebill Stork or a Whale Stork based on the shape and size of his bill. Yes, the girls look like this too. They are the Jimmy Durante of storks, are about 5' tall, and have about a 6 foot wingspan. They are part of my odd and extraordinary drawing campaign to give some love and attention to underappreciated animals and birds on this wonderful planet called earth. I have taken many photos of these birds from a distance and fairly close at the San Diego Wild Animal park, where they walk in the pond and reeds among the ducks and pelicans. However, this head shot taken by Gambassi shows of the unique head feathers, lovely blue eyes to paint, and the antique rough beak or bill.