New Artwork – Ian Rogers – a Gatling of Woodpeckers

Another collective noun – today, a Gatling of Woodpeckers. I hadn’t really thought about it before but the sound of a woodpecker’s TOK TOK TOK TOK TOK TOK TOK TOK does kind of sound like one of those old-fashioned hand-crank machine guns. I used to associate the sound of woodpeckers with quiet walks through the forest, but now I will think of 19th century warfare. Ah well.

ian Rogers - a Gatling of Woodpeckers


I decided to draw downy woodpeckers, not only because I enjoy their markings, but because they have the distinction of being the smallest of the woodpecker family, and I do enjoy extremes.