This Puffin is a unique style of fine art drawing.
I used a traditional nib based pen and high quality lightfast inks on hand-made watercolour paper with an abstracted background.
This has been painted in Acrylic inks on specialist Two Rivers hand pressed 300GSM paper.
With this style of artwork I create the background ink study first and then looking at the abstract I decide on how best to incorporate an animal, bird or insect into the spaces available. Rather like looking at clouds, I let the composition of the abstract dictate the outcome. In this particular piece the colours and patterns inspired me to make a Puffin - which although it seems unusual in colour works rather nicely I think.
Mounted 12 x 12 " with 20cm aperture.