Passion and defence - A lesson from the gulls. Lead pencil illustration on archival fine art paper and mounted on gesso primed hardboard behind perspective.

Passion and defence – A lesson from the gulls, art by Ian Anderson.

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IT’S MINE – Gulls and animal instinct

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IT’S MINE – Seagulls and animal instinct Lead pencil illustration seagulls
ORIGINAL FOR SALE – POA @ this link
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Covert with lust
Forget your neighbor
There is no trust
Animal instinct

THE STORY

The seagull’s natural behavior and instinct (me first) inspired this illustration drawn from a photograph taken on Takapuna beach near Rangitoto Island, Auckland, New Zealand.

That same instinct is in us when we miss out on a coveted lust. Scrapping for something I lusted over with greed left me convicted of my self-centeredness. I noted I didn’t care about the other. I guess that’s why we call it animal instinct.

There were times In my own family when pure selfishness ruled my wayward heart. Under conviction, I thought, “No wonder the world has problems and I am part of it”. In varying degrees, we all struggle with selfishness, (me first, animal instinct), and our neighbor suffers the consequences.

Put into context, animal instinct is void of love.

The process

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 $975 for the original artwork. All offers considered around $975. 
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
Please ask about frames, sizes, and price.
* 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.
* Stretch mounted reproductions will incur added charges for mounting and freight.

OPEN EDITION POSTER ART PRINTS * 
Unframed sizes | 594 x short side – $145  |  420 x short side – $95
* Posters printed on fine art papers and treated with two coats of UV archival spray.


FASHION and PRODUCTS

Images from “Its mine” will be exhibited on Women’s Fashions through Vida and multiple product lines at Fine Art America


SHIPPING
  • Includes insurance and package/handling fees.
  • 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.

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