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Magpies: learn to fly and food call. Contest entry for bird-themed fabric. I used black pencil and black and white oil paint for the magpies, black stamped brushwork for the barbed wire #600, and pencil for the grass (#9dc9ba) outlined with black, against a blue Australian sky (my chosen colour, #4ac0ff). © Su Schaefer 2011
With acknowledgments to Gisela Kaplan's Australian Magpie (2004) with its wonderful pictures and information on this highly sociable, adaptive survivor. A 'learn to fly' only version of this design is here.
Pencil and oil on paper, stamped brushwork, background applied, half-drop repeat. [Fabric: 300 ppi, Wallpaper: 200 ppi, Decal: 160 ppi]