At long last I've some images to share with you of my artists' book very nearly completed. A Year of Southern Hemisphere Birds is proving to be something of a mammoth undertaking, but I'm well over half way there now. It is a unique state artists' book of mine that I've occasionally shared process photos of on instagram but have not really had the chance to show you in detail. So I'm especially delighted to be able to share these closer glimpses tonight. Here, you can see the scale of the work, and several of the twelve birds that feature. I'll introduce you to them all, from September's Superb Fruit-Dove (Ptilinopus superbus), and April's Yellow-fronted Woodpecker (Melanerpes flavifrons) to November's bird, framed in ring of kelp, the Antarctic Tern (Sterna vittata), and the Rufous Hornero (Furnarius rufus) from South America.
I am currently drawing the landscapes that each favour and winter is proving the perfect season to sit and draw. I will be launching this artists' book in October.
(Two other winter fans.)
A Year of Southern Hemisphere Birds
to be launched
Leigh Scott Room, Baillieu Library, University of Melbourne
Wednesday, 23rd of October, 2013
More details as they come to hand. Right now I am off to draw the habitat of a Kakapo (Strigops habroptilus).