Wild Kingfisher – Finlay McCracken

Why did you pick this picture?

I don’t usually use biro as a medium so decided to try something new …. and I think it went well! I really like how it stands out from the old map and that it catches your attention, when you first glance at it.

Where did the idea for this art come from?

Well, I’ve been studying several biro artists at school and thought I’d have a try. The kingfisher is my favourite bird, so it made sense to draw it. I used different colours to make it more unique.

What does this art mean to you?

It means a lot to me. It was one of my first biro drawings and definitely my favourite so far. I love how the kingfisher pops out from the old map and catches your attention at first glance. Also I believe the variety of colours really bring the bird to life. The old map makes the bird stand out, instead of having a blank background: it makes it interesting. That’s why I like it!

What can you tell us about yourself?

Ever since I learned to walk and talk I’ve loved drawing and art. I’m 14 and currently are in year 9 at secondary school. I recently chose Art as a GSCE and so far it’s great! I drew to relax and push myself to draw using new techniques and mediums.

What more can you tell us about your art?

Normally I drew portraits and animals, such as the Kingfisher. However I’m definitely going to do more biro work and looking to use a wider variety of colours.

To see more of Finlay’s artwork please follow the link below to see their instagram page

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