21 cm x 29 cm
Graphite and black coloured pencil
By only using black monochromatic tones, this allowed me to create various textures and contrasts which emphasise the characteristic long down-curved bill and elongated nape feathers of the Northern bald ibis. I chose this bird because I wanted to draw attention to the stunning features of the bird that go beyond the iridescence of the feathers, as I feel it is highly misunderstood.
Based in England, UK, Deiniol Owen is the Illustrator behind Fulmar Illustration. A strong interest in birds and nature led him to study environmental conservation, but due to a lifelong passion for art, he decided that that was going to be his career path.