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!