Christmas Mandarin

Christmas Mandarin

art, china, drawing, vector
I did this drawing of a mandarin duck to use as an e-Christmas card for my Chinese students and friends. It's rather tighter than my usual way of doing these things, but it seemed necessary to convey the wonderfully precise nature of the bird's amazing plumage.
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I calls it ‘bird in flight’

art, drawing, vector
Mmmm. This vector business is hard enough just trying to create static forms, but trying to impart a sense of movement - that’s tricky. Here’s an attempt to do just that with a mallard coming in to land. Must be quackers. Grateful acknowledgements to Alan D. Wilson for Creative Commons (Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5) use of source photograph. http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/360302/mallard
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