THE WONDER OF VISION – Sparrow in flight in search of food
Sparrow Flight pencil illustration
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.
In this case, a sensitive feel in the movement and shape of the feathers made the flight more believable.
The original inspiration came from a series I photographed of sparrows frenzied feeding on a Trumpet Jasmine seed pod. With today’s photographic technology being so advanced I get to see images that the natural eye cannot see and that moment will get lost in the speed if it’s not captured. Cameras open up new dimensions of visual capture and artists now paint and illustrate more of the natural wonders we would not normally see.
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 – * Reproductions are available
6b and 4b lead pencil on archival, acid-free watercolor paper. The illustration is protected with matt UV archival varnish.
* 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.