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FAQs

Do you wholesale?

We certainly do and we are always happy to speak with new wholesalers and stockists around the country. Please email us at hello@studiobirdfineart.com.au for further information on wholesaling options and we will do our very best to get back to you within 48 hours. 

Where can I buy your artwork?

You can purchase all current, 'in print' artworks online from the website at any time. This is where the most up to date Limited Edition and Open Edition prints are listed for sale. There is also a range of greeting cards and note cards reproduced from all original artworks to accompany our prints.

You may also like to check out our Events page for all the latest information on upcoming Design Markets and Showcases (Note: most events have now been postponed until early to mid 2021). Notification of events is also posted on Instagram and Facebook so you know where we are and when we'll be there.

If you're out and about, we also have a small but growing list of stockists carrying a range of Greeting Cards and Note Card Sets. Check out our dedicated Stockists page in the 'About' section for more details.

Do you post framed prints? 

Due to the additional weight and subsequent carbon footprint we are not currently shipping framed prints. 

Feel free to get in touch if you are looking to have your print framed as we may be able to put you in touch with some great framers around the country.

Do you ship internationally?

Yes, we ship all over the world. Shipping costs are calculated at Checkout. If you require further information regarding international shipping please feel free to drop us a line at: hello@studiobirdfineart.com.au and we will do our best to answer your queries. 

Do you take commissions?

As a new business with lots to do to get up and running, we are not currently accepting commissions at this stage but aim to start taking private commissions in 2021. Please feel free to touch base any time for further information and to discuss your ideas and requests. 

How long does it take to complete a drawing?

This, of course, is dependent on the size of the drawing.  Most drawings, like Ndovu and Kifaru (the Elephant and Rhino portraits) are drawn as A2 originals, taking up to 130 hours to complete. Smaller, simpler drawings, such as Heilan’ Coo, an A3 original, can take around 50 hours.  This said, most drawings from start to finish, stretch out over several weeks due to a rivalling to-do list which generally breaks the flow of ink.

Where do you start when embarking on a large scale drawing full of dots?

Often, right in the middle.  Unlike many, very methodical realist artists who start at one side of the page and systematically work to the other side (and I take my hat off to them for their dedication and methodology), I tend to start with the darkest areas to make a quick impression on the page. The drawing process then gradually slows as the darker shades and shadows are achieved and delicate highlights and fine detail come into play (and the pen nibs become smaller and smaller). 

Do all those tiny dots make you squint?   

Yes they do.