Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree, merry merry king of the bush is he. Laugh Kookaburra laugh kookaburra, gay your life must be!
Under the Hood
I took the original photo at Hamerton Zoo Park back in June of 2014. I decided to do two totally different versions of art using this photo, simply because he looked such fun! You can see the other version here. For this version I wanted to show a somewhat whimsical side to him. I added several different layers, including some that had music scores. A lot of work was done in adjusting and blending all the different layers, tones and colours. Finally, I added painterly strokes to the Kookaburra, and also a canvas texture just to finish him off.