TUI – The Intelligent Observer
Tui pencil illustration proverb
The intelligent observer
One who has the right facts
One who acts on the right facts
It is they who find the true reward
As with other illustrations, the challenge with this Tui was to control the pencil leads to a mid-tone perfection with a sensitive feel for color and the sparkle in feathers. It’s interesting as you work in black and white about how to interpret color hews into light and shade.
During multiple photo sessions observing the Tui as a species, I became aware of the intelligence they exhibited.
So many observations could have taken me down many roads of knowledge to create a large book about the Tui. I will leave that to the knowing ones in the fields of Science, Biology, Aerodynamics, Physics, Chemistry, Ethology, Ornithology and whatever else is a source of fascination to studious minds.
Regarding the proverb fascinated me with the Tui’s parallels to human nature. I created a series of digital illustrations and allegories of my findings to inspire what is good mankind.
I will place links here to those works once they are uploaded.
STATUS and MATERIALS
ORIGINAL FOR SALE – * Reproductions are available
6b and 4b lead pencil on archival, acid-free watercolor paper framed in perspex mounted on brushed aluminum sign ply. 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.