(B114A) Puffin Patrol (unframed original pencil drawing)
(B114A) Puffin Patrol 9.5" x 10" unframed original pencil drawing of Atlantic puffins. Price includes FREE UK delivery. (Please scroll down for larger image.)
Puffin Patrol is an original drawing by Elaine Jones on heavyweight watercolour paper, using coloured pencils.
Atlantic puffins (Fratercula arctica) are seabirds that feed by diving into the water to catch small fish such as sandeel and herring. They nest in crevices among rocks or in burrows in the soil on coastal cliffs or offshore island, forming large breeding colonies.
Puffins have a stocky build, black and white plumage and large, colourful beaks. After the breeding season, the colourful outer parts of their bills are shed, to leave a smaller, duller beak.
In flight their short wings beat up to 400 times a minute, while underwater they are adapted for swimming with a flying technique.
Puffins form long-term pair bonds and both parents incubate the single egg and take turns to feed the chick. After breeding puffins spend the winter at sea, the chicks returning to breed about five years later.
Reference photographs by the talented Gary Jones and Sharon Whitley at pmp-art.com.