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King Vulture Study


I wanted to do a king vulture study, sensing the beauty lurking beneath the grotesque details. Sounds like a Francis Bacon painting, doesn't it? Maybe it's the vivid coloration in contrast to the reptilian skin folds.

Comments (9)


Nice job! Looks "regal"!

Now if you could only do something about that odor!


"Chanel", it covers a number of sins!


Vultures are really cool! Skinky (as pointed out by GF), but an evolutionary cool deal. Quite a niche!


Tell the truth, you've been watching Thundercats, and next up is another of Mumm-ra's henchmen....

Again with the bird--this looks great...you've captured something with his look.

I think this is a candidate for a large scale (32'' x 48'' ?) painting....

John Cox:


Thanks for the positive word. I like the idea that a simple drawing can be made large to amplify the line work; where the details and movement become intense.


Actually, I think it would have more impact if the title was "The Goracle".


Nice work. I drew a lot as a kid--animals, insects, & fantasy creatures derived from them were my favorite subjects.

Long story as to why I gave it up--but it's creeping back into my life.

John Cox:


Nice to hear your passion for drawing is returning. Give yourself lots of leeway and try to keep it simple. And of course, have fun.


John Cox is a painter, cartoonist, and illustrator for hire. For information about purchasing existing work or commissioning new work, contact him by e-mail at john555cox [at] hotmail.com.

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