eskimo curlew

Decembird: extinct (Eskimo Curlew).

I chose the Eskimo Curlew because I have a tendency to shy away from drawing birds with cryptic plumage, but also because once when I was six I saw the ABC Special Last of the Curlews about the extinction of the species and it made me cry and I still think about it a lot.

An older picture I did some digital cleaning up and re-lettering on.  The colors aren’t great because this is a scan of a color copy.  I sold the original at a convention art show many years ago.  I did this after reading a book called “Hope is the thing with Feathers.”  Original was pen & ink with markers.