This greedy little pelican, a doodle drawn for feast week in the 52 Week Illustration Challenge back in 2014, just returned from being on holidays at a friend’s beautiful retreat in Warburton, Victoria. (You can find the retreat here if you’d like to book a stay.)
As a result partly of the sunlight and partly of the unorthodox materials used to produce the drawing (for more info go here!), I noticed that the fish parts and wave pattern had faded to rather a nice sepia colour.
I probably should have left it that way. But it seemed to be calling to me like this…
Judy, Judy, colour me in! Pleeeease colour me in, I beg you!
[repeat and intersperse with pitiful whimpering]
Being a soft hearted thing, and fond of pelicans, I did as I was asked with the following result.
I’m pretty sure I prefer the original grittiness and I’ve got a bit of a tummy ache from the chips I was eating at the same time.
But boy was it fun!
Nup! Love your update, chip crumbs and all.
Green’s my favourite colour! This is so cool!
Oh well that’s good news! I think I have a bit of a red and teal fetish of sorts. But I’ve noticed that my teal shows up on mobile devices as a rather feisty green. Glad you like it :-) ha ha!
Can’t tell you how much I love this drawing, it’s so unmistakably yours, that pelican is knockout, and I love both versions 😉
Oh thanks Phil! Sometimes I wonder if any of my drawings are unmistakably mine. It’s good to hear I have a recognisable hand. :-)
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