Sunday, 1 February 2009


This is a rather late submission for the Illustration Friday topic 'pale'. The female Mandarin Duck is very pale compared to the male, but is none the less beautiful. I saw this pair on a visit to Slimbridge.

I didn't know whether to do more to this watercolour, but didn't want to spoil what I had done so far. I think I might try painting them again to try and give a better idea of just how colourful the male Mandarin Duck actually is.


yoon see said...

Wow! It's so beautiful:)
I still don't know how to paint well in watercolour yet.
It's good to keep exploring:)

Owl Eng said...

It's very nice!! love the overall ambience you've created in watercolour!! the composition is nice too with these two lovely mandarin ducks!!


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