This is a drawing of an Ayam Cemani rooster created by Laurene Wells. The Ayam Cemani is a rare breed of chicken that is all black. The feathers, skin, eyes, and even meat are black. They still bleed red though, and they lay whiite eggs. The breed originated in Indonesia but is now available in the United States and other countries world wide. Their black feather shimmer green and blue in the sunlight. They are a relatively calm breed and are more likely to run away than to attack their human caregivers. Laurene is an animal lover, and has a variety of chickens, ducks, geese, 5 cats, a dog, 2 alpacas and 5 angora goats on her property in Idaho.
Photos of the drawing in-progress are included, however only the completed drawing is available. This is a one-of-a-kind original drawing. There are no prints or reproductions available.
This artwork is presently being sold unframed. Please contact Laurene for additional information if you would like to have her frame it for you.
I started drawing this Ayam Cemani rooster while I was volunteering at the art gallery. They had a lot of country themed artwork and I wanted to try to draw something that would fit in but that I was actually interested in also. I love chickens, especially rare breeds, so I chose an Ayam Cemani for my subject. I didn’t finish drawing him that day though and he sat on a shelf for several months. One day I was praying about how to get money to build a new chicken house, and the Lord said to me, “You have that drawing of a rooster you never finished.” He didn’t exactly tell me that He would make it sell, but I did get the feeling I was supposed to finish this drawing. So I told my daughter about my prayer and she immediately found the unfinished drawing. Then life happened and I didn’t get to work on it for two days. April 29th, I determined I was not going to do anything, not even eat any food (at least in part so that I would not get grease on the paper and ruin it), until I finished this drawing. I sat down at the table with the paper and pencils and did not stop until he was finished. I think he turned out really well! I am happy with this drawing. I hope the new owner enjoys him as well.