THE WONDER OF VISION – Sparrow in flight in search of food
Sparrow Flight pencil illustration
ORIGINAL FOR SALE – POA @ this link.
The vision appears
To fulfill a desire and feed
You must be inspired
This pencil drawing was a study for the painting “The Seeds of Desire”.
The challenge in the illustration was to control pencil leads to mid-tone perfection. For an illustrator, there is always the tension between, “Have I done enough, is there not enough”? Subjectivity has its play in the process.
Creating a sensitive feel in the movement and shape of feathers was achieved leaving out shadows and blurring light areas. The technique makes the flight more believable.
The original inspiration came from a series I photographed of sparrows frenzied feeding on a Trumpet Jasmine seed pod. Today’s advanced photographic technology lets me see images the natural eye cannot see. The frozen motion is captured with new dimensions of visual stimulation and artists can paint and illustrate more natural wonders not normally seen.
This illustration is one of those moments. The little sparrow is now famous for all the world to see.
This is a chiaroscuro pencil illustration on fine art archival acid-free paper. Chiaroscuro (Italian for light-dark) in art is the use of strong contrasts between light and dark, usually bold contrasts affecting a whole composition. The sensitive challenge to control the pencil leads to a mid-tone perfection with a sensitive feel for flight and shape was my goal.
STATUS and MATERIALS
ORIGINAL FOR SALE * Bid or tender for the original artwork. All offers considered above $750.
6b lead pencil on archival, acid-free watercolor paper framed in perspex mounted on brushed aluminum sign ply or acid-free photo mount board.
* 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 protection 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 protection spray.
FASHION and PRODUCTS
- 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.