As a challenge to myself I decided to paint a bird for each of my closest friends, in an illustrative style that they liked. Becky’s Palawan Pheasant was created using henna patterns and metallic paint. Jame’s raven paid homage to Roy Litchenstein with a pop art halftone effect. This series helped me to understand and explore more illustrative styles. A flamingo, raven, budgie, peregrine falcon, Palawan pheasant and kite are shown here.