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Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo #1 graphite pencil drawing and giclée print by Mike Sibley

"Cockatoo #1"

I suffer from Cluster Migraine - I get one attack a day for about five weeks then nothing for 12 to 18 months. During one of these spates of attacks I was clear of migraine for about one day in three and needed something to do. I found a batch of bird photos I'd taken and chose this Sulphur-crested Cockatoo.

By the time the migraines had left me I had drawn the bird twice, as I so enjoyed the experience. This was back in 1989.

I decided not to print because I was certain offset-litho printing couldn't capture the very fine detail. Then Giclée printing became available and I finally decided to print.

The original drawing took about 36 hours to complete and hangs on the wall of my studio.
'Cockatoo #1' graphite pencil drawing by Mike Sibley.
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Cockatoo #1

Bird study

edition : 50 worldwide
order :  GP252
print :
image :  8" × 11"
20.3 × 23 cm
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