I spent a very happy, very cold day at London zoo sketching animals. You never realise how much the jolly things move until you try and draw them! Even a lion replete after a meal, twitches this and twitches that. Anyway, I was keen to sketch the toucans and when I got home, I worked this one up.
He's painted in Indian ink and watercolour and the explosions of colour came from the idea of fiesta time in Brazil - after all he is from the Amazon. All the warm colours contrasted with the drab cold of London in the winter, in my head at least
Indian ink and artist quality watercolour paints on Bockingford 200lb paper with a Not surface