Febirdary #7 Elegant

Awkward and elegant are direct opposites, and yet today’s febirdary species is the same as the last. For all their leggy clumsiness as chicks, pheasant-tailed jacanas do eventually grown into their feet, until they are nothing more than elegant stilts (albeit with somewhat monstrous toes). Finally, adulthood gives them a plumage more delicate and wonderful than anyone could imagine, with brilliant white feathers, a neck that shimmers genuine gold, fine tips to their primary feathers, and an impossibly long flowing tail. They are some of the most graceful birds one could ever wish for.

– Coloured pencil and fineliner on brown toned paper, 14,8 x 21 cm