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One of my favourite South Australian bush birds is the scarlet robin. While diminutive, this sweet bird is easy to spot with its brilliant red chest and flash of white above the beak. The male’s wings and back are jet black with white streaks, while the female base colour is a mid grey. They mate for life, and can be spotted darting down to the ground from low branches to catch insects during the day. This illustration was drawn on May 5th, 2011 using Adobe Flash and a Wacom graphics tablet. I hope you find it a suitable gift for a loved one on Valentine’s Day, an anniversary, birthday or other special occasion! If you’d like to see me expand this work into a series, please leave a comment below.


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  • MuscularTeeth
    MuscularTeethover 3 years ago

    this is a brilliant design dan. nice work!

  • Thanks mate, I don’t do much illustration work these days… but I did enjoy producing this! Hopefully it proves popular and gives me an incentive to make a whole series…

    – Dan & Emma Monceaux

  • swaby
    swabyover 3 years ago

    Very beautiful art!

  • Thanks Tina, I’m glad you enjoyed it. I wanted to simplify the birds without sacrificing their charm and character. I hope I succeeded!

    – Dan & Emma Monceaux

  • midnightduchess
    midnightduchessover 3 years ago

    Beautiful work!

  • I’m honoured, your Highness!

    – Dan & Emma Monceaux

  • Deborah Durrant
    Deborah Durrantover 3 years ago

    Fantastic work. Congrats on your feature.

  • Thanks Deb, much appreciated!

    – Dan & Emma Monceaux

  • KazM
    KazMover 3 years ago

    Beaut Birds
    Awesome Art

  • Thanks for the kind words, Kaz!

    – Dan & Emma Monceaux

  • Belinda Leopold
    Belinda Leopoldover 1 year ago

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