It's time for a new challenge! This week we have a lovely photo of a rooster.

(Image courtesy of Paint My Photo by Gary Jones).

We would like you to use the reference/inspiration photo to create a piece "In Your Style".

This Challenge is open to all artists, whatever your medium.

Please post your finished artwork in this discussion thread. We're looking forward to seeing the diversity in art created by one reference/inspiration photo!


You should alter the images to create your own work.


A rooster also known as a cockerel or cock is a male gallinaceous bird, usually a male chicken (Gallus gallus).
Mature male chickens less than one year old are called cockerels. The term "rooster" originates in the United States, and the term is widely used throughout North America, as well as Australia and New Zealand. The older terms "cock" or "cockerel", the latter denoting a young cock, are used in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
"Roosting" is the action of perching aloft to sleep at day, which is done by both sexes. The rooster is polygamous, but cannot guard several nests of eggs at once. He guards the general area where his hens are nesting, and will attack other roosters that enter his territory. During the daytime, a rooster will often sit on a high perch, usually 0.9 to 1.5 m (3 to 5 feet) off the ground, to serve as a lookout for his group. He will sound a distinctive alarm call if predators are nearby.
(The term "cock" is also used generally to refer to a male of other species of bird, for example "Cock sparrow".)
The rooster is often portrayed as crowing at the break of dawn ("cock-a-doodle-doo") and will almost always start crowing before four months of age. Although it is possible for a hen to crow as well, crowing (together with hackles development) is one of the clearest signs of being a rooster. He can often be seen sitting on fence posts or other objects, where he crows to proclaim his territory. However, this idea is more romantic than real, as a rooster can and will crow at any time of the day. Some roosters are especially vociferous, crowing almost constantly, while others only crow a few times a day. These differences are dependent both upon the rooster's breed and individual personality. He has several other calls as well, and can cluck, similar to the hen. Roosters will occasionally make a patterned series of clucks to attract hens to a source of food, the same way a mother hen does for her chicks.

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Hey Love the rooster!!  I don't know how you do these but i like it...

k.i.m. artist said:

8.5"x11" ink & acrylic (very little - mostly in/around the eye) on glossy photograph paper.

I had some chickens and roosters...

they did not live long. 

Roosters and chickens are very beautiful birds. like some of the tropical birds. 

Very nice Christine!

christine stuart said:

heres my drawing of my very own little bantie silkie cockeral and then coloured with water coloured pencils....  I like it  ..... xxx

I love chickens & roosters, brings back happy childhood memories for me.

christine stuart said:

hi this is a photo of my very own little silkie cockerel  ime so pleased this has come up as a challenge this week and couldent wait to share this with you all I think this is as big as he will grow he was picked on a lot by the other silkies I have but hes holding his own now bless him very funny to watch them so I will be drawing him tomorrow  see how I get on  xxxx

I finally finished my rooster.

Here's my Chap

Very nice Anne!

Anne Withers said:

I finally finished my rooster.

Very nice job Jane!

cheekyjane said:

Here's my Chap

Very nice. Great colors and I like the way you used white highlights

cheekyjane said:

Here's my Chap

A little late, but here is my Cock-a-DOODLE- doo Rooster! 

Very nice work, CheekyJane!

cheekyjane said:

Here's my Chap

I love your Cock-a-DOODLE- doo Rooster Carla...lol...............You can never be late on any of the challenges, they are always open Carla.

Carla Reeder said:

A little late, but here is my Cock-a-DOODLE- doo Rooster! 

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