Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Hardhead duck

I finally finished the drawing I am planing to enter at this year's Ekka exhibition. This is an Australian hardhead duck (photo reference is my own, taken at the Brisbane Botanical Gardens). It gave me a lot of grief, but in the end, I prevailed. Hardhead artist won... Hardhead duck lost!

"Like Water Off My Back"
Australian hardhead duck.
Luminance colour pencils on hot pressed watercolour paper
28cm x 40cm - 11" x 15.5"


  1. Love the title of this one! I think both you and the duck won with this beauty. Dang, you drew each feather so precisely, and the water droplets look very real. Magnificent - I'd give you the blue ribbon now if I could. :)

    1. Aaaawww! Thanks soulsis! :) Your feedback is all that matters, luv... I feel like I already won. There's a lot of symbolism and personal meaning in that drawing. Lots of stuff has happened in my life recently, many of them rather unpleasant, but I haven't let that stopped me... I let it roll off of me like water on a duck's back. :)


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