Inked Fantail - kiwiana
This was part of a series that was commissioned. Each of the New Zealand birds in this set is done in an inked 'tattoo' style. Various outline thickness has been used to create depth. This one is mostly in neutral/realistic colours with a splash of brighter colours. All the backgrounds are similar with a blue blur and a few hashes.
This Tui follows on from other studies I have done of this bird, I love exploring all the different possibilities and seeing what comes out. The colours of this bird are so beautiful and particularly forgiving. I have included a translucent moment in the neck to add in an extra layer of depth and uniqueness.
Huia on Karaka - Native NZ Bird Art Print on bamboo veneer
Native NZ Bird Art Print - Huia on Karaka The Huia was the largest species of NZ wattlebird, endemic to the North Island. Its extinction in the early 20th century was caused by rampant overhunting for mounted specimens, their striking long tail feathers as well as widespread deforestation. ---...