grey faced petrel illustration

Here is an illustration I did last week for a friend’s thesis. She is studying the population dynamics of Grey Faced Petrels (Pterodoma macroptera). Grey faced petrels are a NZ native and are classified as not-threatened. However like most seabirds in NZ, they are at risk of predation by mammalian predators in their onshore nesting grounds.

The illustration shows a parent and chick, and is quite large (42 x 30cm). Completed in graphite pencil and black watercolour. I’m quite enjoying the monochrome palette at the moment!

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If you are interested in learning more about these cool little birds, check out NZ Birds Online.

Till next time!

emma

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