Grumpy Bird

High School Illustration - Series


Wendy Zhang

Student: Wendy Zhang Instructor: Andrea Simpson Program: CyberARTS School: Don Mills Collegiate Institute

At the African Lion Safari one summer, I took a snapshot of an ostrich seconds before it began violently rapping its beak against the car window in an effort to maim me. The result was the capture of its comically grumpy expression, behind which I layered ornate greyscale patterning (both geometric and organic) to frame and juxtapose my awkward-looking subject.