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!


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

Till next time!



2 thoughts on “grey faced petrel illustration”

what do you think?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s