Size: 9"W x 6"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2018
This is a Black-faced Ant Thrush, a very common yet elusive bird of the neo-tropics. This bird was observed in the Republic of Panama in the town of Gamboa at the famous "Pipeline" road. The bird was observed while collecting data for a research initiative on bird conservation.
Sitting quietly in the forest I was able to observe this bird enter my research site. He called all the while walking through my plot area. I had a magnificent view of him for over 5minutes!
Sketched and colored in about 15 minutes.
My name is Ezekiel Jakub and I am an ornithologist and the Vice President of Conservacion Panama, a U.S. - Panamanian NGO that focuses exclusively on conservation projects in the Republic of Panama. A few years ago, I broke my camera in the field and didn't have enough money to replace it. I needed a way to record visual data on birds in the field and I needed it fast. My partner suggested I sketch and watercolor and started me on a journey into the world of art, something that had, until then, been completely foreign to me. My specialty genre is "Field Sketch Art". This means rapidly sketching & coloring from live subjects while in the field. In days of old, visual art had an important role in research, a dimension of science that has largely been lost. I am here to revive that tradition! 100% of any sales goes directly to Conservacion Panama to support our field research projects. You can learn more about our current work at:conservacionpanamaca.org