12 Jul 2015

OCBD: Obsessive compulsive bird drawing

From Standing Room Only, 2:26 pm on 12 July 2015

Drawing birds takes patience. To really get a sense of their behaviour you can't just draw from a photograph, you have to spend time watching.

Artist Niels Meyer-Westfeld moved to New Zealand from Germany, where he had a career as a graphic artist and part time landscape artist. But once he met our birds, he couldn't stop drawing them, which lead to his exhibit Land of Birds at Expressions Gallery and a related book.

He talks about what it takes to capture a bird on paper in its natural habitat,