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Illustrated Guide to Waders and Shorebird poster

Illustrated Guide to Waders and Shorebird poster
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Illustrated bird guides have been an enduring illustration and design classic over the decades, they showcase wonderful drawing as well as being educational.

Inspired by vintage illustrated avian posters, Ella has grouped her collection of watercolour and ink waders and shorebird drawings together to create a beautiful colour artwork to brighten up your walls.

Printed on high quality textured gesso paper the poster has a luxury, tactile finish and features illustrations of the following birds...

1: Ruff
2: Woodcock
3: Curlew
4: Greenshank
5: Avocet
6: Ringed Plover
7: Redshank
8: Lapwing
9: Golden Plover
10: Dunlin
11: Black-tailed Godwit
12: Snipe
13: Sanderling

The print's dimensions are 320 mm by 460mm to allow the intricate illustrations to be displayed to their best potential (you can really see the detail and the stunning use of fine line and watercolour). The size of the poster will make a great impact in both a grouped display or a stand-alone piece.

The print is delivered rolled up in a secure tube wrapped in tissue paper.


These postcards were created to accompany Dunlin Press' latest book release The Migrant Waders. Each portrait was created on non-textured watercolour paper that absorbs water and ink beautifully and I believe best shows off the quality of the medium. The birds are first drawn as a light sketch, in pencil, loosely highlighting key areas. Then, layers of watercolour washes are applied, each heavily diluted, to gradually build up the colours – this provides interesting combinations of hues and texture. I then apply detail with a range of black felt tips – I love the way the different nibs allow me to work up the texture of each feather and capture the character of the plumage. Some pieces are heavily layered with black ink detail, others only need a light touch.

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This item will be posted to you by Ella Johnston Art & Illustration within 1 day of receiving payment.

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