Although the Bat Falcon is actually a bronze and grey color, I chose to use black and white to highlight it's striking markings. The dark and lights contrast beautifully on this bird, and it's expression is almost hidden in a dark head. The black and white colouring also heralds to it's name, not only the general dark color of bats, but the inky blackness of the night they are active during. I chose a position that accented the shape of the bird's body, how it is built for speed and quick maneuvers. The Bat Falcon's diet includes bats, which is of course where it got it's name, and necessitates fast and quick movements in order to catch it's dinner. A quirky and intelligent expression play on the bird's face, as it watches the viewer. Bold strokes surround it, as if it will break into movement at any moment.
This charcoal and acrylic drawing uses markings from charcoal sticks and blends in brush strokes of white acrylic that also pick up the dark dust.
I live on the west coast of Canada, a place full of wild adventure and bold colors. I’m the daughter of a lighthouse keeper, so I was born on a tiny island in the middle of the ocean where groceries were delivered by helicopter and trips to town meant riding with the Coast Guard.
I’m still an island girl, just on a bigger island now. Basically a plaid wearing, often distracted, paddle-boarding, crooked haired, not-so-trendy go-getter who loves to travel.
I feel most inspired when I’m mixing mediums and experimenting with combinations. My life on the west coast ...
This is a gallery-quality giclée art print on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks. Each art print is listed by sheet size and features a minimum one-inch border.