frankenho-deactivated20120119-d asked: Hey, so I really love scientific illustrations. The art style in them is fantastic, its not too realistic, not too cartoony. Its perfect. Anyway, I'm going to be getting a parrot tattoo with my sister (we both love pirate history and we're sisters), and I was wondering if you had any illustrations of scarlet macaws.
The Parrot illustrations by Edward Lear are amazing, here’s his scarlet Macaw although he calls it a red and yellow macaw:
There are some of his sketches for this illustration here, here and here.
Edward Lear Sketches of Parrots Relating to ‘Illustrations of the Family of Psittacidae, or Parrots’ (1832), ca. 1830 (MS Typ 55.9). Houghton Library, Harvard University.
Rainbow Lorikeet AKA Blue-Bellied Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus, synonym: Trichoglossus swainsonii).
Edward Lear, from Natural history of parrots, by Prideaux John Selby, Edinburgh, 1836.