May 2019: The Making of Crimson Rosellas and Waratahs
After spending the first couple of months of the year on this portrait, and even letting it sit in a gallery for a few weeks, I had to go back to the drawing board. It was a tough call and a little dispiriting to discard weeks worth of work to start all over again. However, I am much happier with this version.
A little background about this illustration; the subjects are native Australian flora and fauna- crimson rosellas and waratahs. The patterns are traditional Japanese patterns, often visible on Japanese textiles such as the hemp leaf, waves and tortoise shell.