Mandarin Duck - Aix galericulata
After purchasing the new Derwent Lightfast colored pencil 72 set I needed to find something colorful to draw to test out the colors. The Mandarin Duck fit the bill perfectly! (pun intended)
It's bold bright colors were just what I needed to test out as many of the new pencils as possible. I think I used just about every single color! I am quite pleased with how this turned out and with the new colored pencils as well! I hope you enjoy a print of this colorful, cheerful boy!
- Mandarin Ducks, unlike other duck species, are believed to mate for life.
- Because the male and female plumages of the mandarin duck are so unalike, yuan-yang is frequently used colloquially in Cantonese to mean an "odd couple" or "unlikely pair."
- In Korean culture mandarin ducks represent peace, fidelity, and plentiful offspring. Pairs of mandarin ducks called wedding ducks are often given as wedding gifts and play a significant role in Korean marriage.
"Mandarin Duck" is an 8 x 10 inch giclée archival print on:
Smooth Fine Art, Moab Entrada Bright White 290 gsm, 21.5 mil, archival:
Bright white, 100% cotton, slightly textured, smooth fine art surface. Exceptional color reproduction and dmax. Moab Entrada is an archival paper for beautiful long lasting prints.