bookmark_borderHere’s That Pelican Brushwork

Here we go with that first pelican image I was talking about last week. I did four copies of this one. The first one is quite large, occupying most of a sheet of 9″x12″ paper.

Pelican 01 01

The others are smaller, to leave more room on the page for writing.

Pelican 01 03
Pelican 01 04

This last one I rotated a bit to make it occupy even less of the page.

Pelican 01 02

Traced from “Pelikan” by Christoph Schaarschmidt (2021). This photo was one of the top 50 photos in the CEWE photo awards competition of 2021. I saw this photograph of a pelican, and just thought it would make a good writ scroll or other recognition of service. The dignity of this noble bird shows through, as does the dignity of those who perform service in the society. I traced the photo and colored it in the “tsukuri-e” (built up paint) style.