Andean Condor

Revisiting this majestic Chilean bird once again.

The Andean Condor, a resident of the Andes. It is the largest flying bird in the world by combined measurement of weight & wingspan. Its wingspan can each up to 3.3m (10ft 10in). It is one of the longest lived birds with lifespans of up to 70 years.

The condor is a vulture & therefore a scavenger that feeds on carrion & has a particular taste for cattle & deer. It is the national emblem of Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador & Peru, and is listed as Near Threatened due to habitat loss & poisoning from poisoned carcasses killed by hunters.

Media:Copic Markers, Coloured Pencil, Black ink, White Gel Ink.
Duration:~2hrs

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Let me know, I usually like to stick to endangered species but I have been known to make exceptions on occasion. 😉

If you like this illustration, take a look at the timelapse video:

Condor in Flight

I had actually illustrated a Condor in flight back in September last year (2020) and shared it on Instagram, but unfortunately I didn’t get around to posting it up here on the website, so I take a look. This particular specimen is a female, as it lacks the comb or caruncle on its beak and crown.

Condor in Flight - 01 Preview image
Media:Copic Markers, Coloured Pencil, Black ink, White Gel Ink.
Duration:~2hrs

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