Bird Themed Personal Project

HELLO BEAUTIES ! LET’S BEHOLD MOTHER NATURE AND HAVE A NICE FLYING 💟🐦🌈

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I’ve been working on a bird inspired personal project, on and off, for a couple of years now. It started with a visit to the Barbican to see ‘Magnificent Obsessions’. An excellent exhibition displaying the private (and in some cases bizarre) collections of famous artists, including Andy Warhol’s cookie jars and Peter Blake’s Edwardian dolls and puppets.

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I enjoyed drawing Damien Hirst’s taxidermy birds. Trapped in a glass bell jar, they caught my imagination and an idea for a book cover project slowly developed. Through this personal work i’ve been able to explore digital colouring, hand drawn typography, composition and print – though as is often the way, it’s had to take a back seat to other projects when life has been busy.

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However, I’m now on the home stretch! I’ve been making final adjustments this week as well as having fun with some more digital colouring/ bird experiments…

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4 responses to “Bird Themed Personal Project

  1. mmerce60

    Pretty birds, seem to announce the arrival of the desired spring

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