Bird designs seem to be really hot right now and available in a wide variety of markets. I love looking at the different ways that artists depict birds, what styles and mediums they use, which species they choose to illustrate and what they end up using the illustrations for.
- Bethan Janine - I love this design from Bethan Janine. It's a little different from her typical style which I would characterize as meticulously and finely detailed. This approach is more loose and scribbly but it still looks like "her" to me. It might be the use of the diamond shaped leaf patterns or the sophisticated color palette. I really like this new approach of hers.
- Nic Squirrell - I really like these adorable birds by Nic. She has a wonderful analogous color palette going on with the reds, pinks and oranges. I love how
- Japanese Artist サト - I love the detail of the birds' little costumes in this series of illustrated birds. I specifically chose this bird since it is one you can actually find in Hawaii! There are other species that can be found here too (like cardinals and sparrows) but I thought it was cool to see a bird with a Japanese name "mejiro" which literally translates as "white eye". We've always called thse little green birds by that name but I never really knew that their names had such an obvious meaning.
- Lorna Scobie - I love the energy of Lorna's pieces! They are bright, fun and full of character. As I've said many times before I get really excited when I see artists working traditionally. These prints would be great in a kids' play room or library!
Here are a few illustrations of birds I've done: