• Bearded Vulture

    Bearded vultures are diurnal and often perform aerial displays, mutual circling, and high-speed chases for social play and courtship.

  • Bearded Vulture

    Like other Old World vultures, bearded vultures have poor sense of smell, causing them to rely on excellent eyesight for locating carcasses.

  • Bearded Vulture

    Female bearded vultures in polyandrous trios prefer mating with the alpha male, but will also mate with the beta to increase the likelihood of successful nesting.

  • Bearded Vulture

    Male bearded vultures build nests with branches and animal remains and have several within a single territory, rotating between them, yearly.

  • Bearded Vulture

    61% of the bearded vulture’s diet consists of medium-sized ungulates, which the birds force off cliffs with vigorous beating of their wings.

  • Bearded Vulture

    Bearded vultures are territorial and have extremely large home territories that range from 250-700 square km.

  • Bearded Vulture

    The bearded vulture breeding period varies depending on the region and takes about 177 days from egg-laying to fledgling.

  • Bearded Vulture

    Both bearded vulture parents care for their young, and unlike other vultures, deliver prey to the chicks without regurgitation.

  • Bearded Vulture

    Bearded vultures lay 1-3 eggs but tend to favor the oldest chick, even allowing it to cannibalize the other chicks.

  • Bearded Vulture

    Bearded vultures have a high stomach acid content that allows them to digest bones up to 10cm and 4kg, within a 24-hour period.

With a peppy attitude and uplifting personality, Sofera is a traditional artist and hobbyist having fun creating art. Specializing in graphite, Copic-brand alcohol-based markers and colored pencils, otherwise known as “pencil crayons” in Sofera’s homeland of Canada, Sofera illustrates realistic animal portraits filled with vivid detail. She has also recently begun venturing into the creation of shadow box artworks.

With a multitude of talents, Denise Kristin is a 22-year-old graphic designer, independent traditional artist, and variety streamer from Singapore. Harboring a strong interest in wildlife and nature, Denise specializes in creating symmetrical achromatic illustrations of animals filled with intricate patterns and details. Mostly utilizing pencil for her works, she creates stunning masterpieces from one of the most simple drawing tools.

Bearded Vulture: Gypaetus barbatus

Shadowind

Constantly on the move, young graphic designer, illustrator, photographer, and web-developer, Dorelys Smits, also known as Adoris, finds herself going through Flemish, Belgium, the Netherlands, and all about the European continent. Born in Brussels, the capital of Belgium known as the melting pot of Europe, Dorelys currently resides in Dilsen, Belgium. As a self-taught, front-end web-developer, Dorelys enjoys working in multiple creative fields including illustration, drawing, digital art, design, web development, and even photography.

Happy World Penguin Day, everyone! World Penguin Day is an annual celebration of penguins that happens on April 25th of each year. This date coincides with the annual northward migration of penguins. Celebrate World Penguin Day with FaunaFocus this week!   Free-For-all Don’t forget about this month’s Free-For-All competition. Submit your African penguin-inspired artwork by 12:00pm (Noon) CDT on Friday, April 27th and tune in on Saturday, April 28th at 9:00pm CDT… Read More

Kirsty Dillon, also known as “Clarry” or “Clarrydoll,” is a full-time British artist and broadcaster currently working and residing in Manitoba, Canada. With a love of tea, dolls, and creativity, in general, she finds inspiration from nature, wildlife, and even mental health. Especially interested in birds and insects, her portfolio is filled with feathered, flapping subjects, such as blackbirds, owls, bees, butterflies, and even bats. About four times a week, Kirsty shares her creative passions on Twitch Creative with the goal of building a friendly community and making beautiful things for her viewers to enjoy.

African Penguin: Spheniscus demersus

Shane S. (Yodeldog)

March is nearly over! If you’ve created any dhole-inspired artwork, consider submitting it to the FaunaFocus Free-For-All monthly art competition where experienced judges critique submissions live on stream! The FaunaFocus Free-For-All is open to all and is intended to foster community-based learning while celebrating successes and encouraging artists to improve from discipline and criteria. This month’s Free-For-All winner will receive the following prizes: Artwork Feature: The winning artwork will be displayed prominently on FaunaFocus.com with the artist’s… Read More

Dhole: Cuon alpinus

TheMissFox

Green Turtle: Chelonia mydas

Shane S. (Yodeldog)

The first month of 2018 is almost gone! If you created any common palm civet inspired art, please consider submitting it to the FaunaFocus Free-For-All monthly art competition where three experienced judges will critique submissions live on stream! The FaunaFocus Free-For-All is open to all and is intended to foster community-based learning while celebrating successes and encouraging artists to improve from discipline and criteria. This month’s Free-For-All winner will receive the following prizes:… Read More

Happy new year, everyone! The end-of-the-year holiday season has come to a close, also bringing the conclusion of the first annual FaunaFocus Holiday Art Trade! A total of 19 participants joined in spreading holiday cheer, each creating an artwork that featured an animal species requested by another participant. Throughout the months of November and December, participants were surprised with beautiful artworks complimenting their favorite animals. With a variety of different media, technique,… Read More

Common Palm Civet: Paradoxurus hermaphroditus

Claire

With the holiday season and year coming to a close, it is time for everyone who participated in this year’s FaunaFocus Holiday Art Trade to submit the art created for the assigned person. The deadline to submit is quickly approaching, this Monday, January 1st, 2018 at 12:00pm (noon) CST. Please make sure to post your finished artwork on the FaunaFocus Discord Server in the #Holiday-Art-Trade channel and tag the recipient. Thank you… Read More

If you created any white rhinoceros-inspired art, consider submitting it to the FaunaFocus Free-For-All monthly art competition where experienced judges will critique submissions live on stream! The FaunaFocus Free-For-All is open to all and is intended to foster community-based learning while celebrating successes and encouraging artists to improve from discipline and criteria. This month’s Free-For-All winner will receive the following prizes: Artwork Feature: The winning artwork will be displayed prominently on FaunaFocus.com with the artist’s display… Read More

White Rhinoceros: Ceratotherium simum

Draws With Kitties

Axolotl: Ambystoma mexicanum

Claire

The holiday season is approaching and FaunaFocus wants to spread the cheer! Throughout the months of November and December, FaunaFocus will be hosting a Holiday Art Trade and all are welcome to join! Surprise someone with an animal-themed artwork of their choice and receive an artwork, yourself, “Secret Santa” style!   GET INVOLVED Sign Up: Submit your contact information and the animal you’d like drawn for you using the form below. Receive Email:… Read More

October Free-For-All Submission Deadline This Sunday

Stephen Michael Scott II is a self-taught freelance illustrator originally from Middletown, Ohio, but currently working from Southeast Michigan. Legally blind in his right eye, he has adopted the name “Blind Coyote.” Stephen specializes in imaginative, yet realistic, illustrations featuring fantastical animal creatures in a variety of light-filled environments. He also enjoys creating anthropomorphic characters inspired by wildlife. An avid student of the arts, Stephen enjoys studying animal anatomy and sketching to… Read More

Red Panda: Ailurus fulgens

Ashereast

If you created any tiger-inspired art, consider submitting it to the FaunaFocus Free-For-All monthly art competition where experienced judges critique submissions live on stream! The FaunaFocus Free-For-All is open to all and is intended to foster community-based learning while celebrating successes and encouraging artists to improve from discipline and criteria. This month’s Free-For-All winner will receive the following prizes: Artist Feature: The winning artwork will be displayed prominently on FaunaFocus.com with the artist’s preferred display name… Read More

Louis Herlihy has been working as a freelance designer for the past year and a half and is notoriously known for working on digital art and design pieces in the dead of night. Currently working on a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in graphic design at Indiana University Southeast, he finds himself influenced by a wide range of creatives, ranging from the minimalist, conservative Paul Rand, to the experimental and attitude-rooted Stefan… Read More

Thank you to everyone who participated in the WWF Wild-Livestream these past few weeks! FaunaFocus collectively raised $750.00 to help increase the population of endangered tigers! The month’s not over yet and there’s still ways to help. Help further support the World Wide Fund for Nature’s vital work by donating your finished wildlife art: photographs, artwork, media, etc. All animal works are welcome, especially those featuring this month’s FaunaFocus, the tiger! If… Read More

The FaunaFocus 24-Hour Charity Host Train has come to an end! FaunaFocus partnered with the WWF-Australia‘s Wild-Livestream event and featured 11 different artists on Twitch Creative over the course of 24 hours spanning the entirety of Tuesday, October 12th. Each artist created artwork inspired by the endangered tiger species and several different media and styles were represented. Together, viewers and artists were able to surpass the original goal of $200 and raise… Read More