IT’S MINE – Seagulls and animal instinct
Lead pencil illustration seagulls
Covert with lust
Forget your neighbor
There is no trust
The seagull’s natural behavior and instinct inspired this illustration drawn from a photograph taken on Takapuna beach near Rangitoto Island, Auckland, New Zealand.
In many cases, I have observed the same fear in us when missing out on a coveted prize. Scrapping for something I lusted over with greedy conviction I noted, I didn’t care about the other. I guess that’s why we call it animal instinct.
Even in my own family, there were times when pure selfishness ruled my wayward heart and I thought, no wonder the world has problems. In varying degrees, we all struggle with selfishness, animal instinct, and so our neighbor suffers the consequences of our greed.
This simple Chiaroscuro pencil illustration challenged me. To control the pencil leads to mid-tone perfection with sensitivity to the high contrast highlight and shadows in the feathers was a good exercise. This was new territory using just the white paper. Adding the color cut-outs on the perspex was just a design element for modern decor presentation.
Maybe a successful expat Kiwi in London or New York would buy this to remind themselves of the treasures of Takapuna beach on the North Shore of Auckland city.
STATUS and MATERIALS
ORIGINAL FOR SALE * Bid or tender from $1750 for the original artwork. All offers considered above $1750.
6b lead pencil on archival, acid-free watercolor paper framed in perspex mounted on hand painted New Zealand hardboard.
* Originals and Limited Edition reproductions supplied with Provenance, coded Authentication of Sale Certificate and maintenance/care information.
25 LIMITED EDITIONS “PENCIL ENHANCED” FINE ART PAPER REPRODUCTIONS
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* Pencil enhanced Giclée Fine Art Papers.
75 LIMITED EDITIONS CANVAS REPRODUCTIONS *
Unframed sizes | 960 x short side – $1150 | 650 x short side – $925
Printed on long life archival canvas and protected with two coats of UV archival spray.
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OPEN EDITION POSTER ART PRINTS *
Unframed sizes | 594 x short side – $145 | 420 x short side – $95
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FASHION and PRODUCTS
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- The Original and Limited Edition reproductions ship with the Provenance coded Authentication of Sale Certificate and maintenance information.
- Poster art prints ship in insured tubes.