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A pencil illustration of archival, long lasting fine art paper.
A Sparrows flight in search of food

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THE WONDER OF VISION – Sparrow in flight

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THE WONDER OF VISION – Sparrow in flight in search of food
ORIGINAL FOR SALE – POA @ this link.

PROVERB Sparrow Flight pencil illustration

The wonder of vision
Forethought
Seeking a desire
To fulfill


THE STORY

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.

I wanted to create movement in the wings and the shape of feathers by leaving out shadows and blurring light areas. This technique makes the flight more believable.

The original inspiration came from a series of sparrows I photographed in their frenzied feeding from a Trumpet Jasmine seed pod. Today’s advanced photographic technology lets me see images the natural eye cannot see. The photographs’ slow shutter speed captured the blur for hand drawing a visual stimulation. Artists can paint and illustrate natural wonders not normally seen by using a camera to stop the action.

This illustration is one of those moments. The little sparrow is now famous for all the world to see.

Technique

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  * $395. 
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.

15 LIMITED EDITION “PENCIL ENHANCED” FINE ART PAPER REPRODUCTIONS
Please ask about frames, sizes, and price.
* Pencil enhanced Giclée Fine Art Papers.

25 LIMITED EDITIONS ENLARGED CANVAS REPRODUCTIONS *
Unframed sizes | 960 x short side – $960  |  650 x short side – $650
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 – $120  |  420 x short side – $92
* Posters printed on fine art papers and treated with two coats of UV archival protection spray.


FASHION and PRODUCTS

Images from “The wonder of vision” 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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