Thursday, May 6, 2010

Jesus Bird Kakadu Australia

Usually these bird visuals are studies of life on and around our property and surrounding Cooroy Creek.This new illustration is developed from a quick diary thumbnail made decades ago while tripping the Northern Territory. A photographic assignment for one or other of the glossy magazines but, as was often the case, my quick diary sketches sometimes caught the immediacy of a situation faster than the Canon camera. For two decades the Jesus Bird and Giant Lotus quickie rested in the back of a travel notebook and came to light yesterday. Then followed this all night session drawing on the Mac to create a new bird-n-bush study for electronic media.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Max, love the artwork but better keep the Canon ready. I had a Jesus Bird visit my wetland at Dooralong (between Sydney and Newcastle) each Summer from about 1998! Might visit you next trip south! Climate change?