October 2013–2014. Digital Painting (Photoshop).
Written by Sue Ruffle, Chadwick's Challenge is a story about a young kookaburra conquering his fear and learning to fly. Pictured above is an early sample spot illustration from the book, and is a taster, as the book is still in production. It shows Chadwick being taken under the wing of his uncle Apari, and confiding in him.
Update: Winner in the Silver category of Illustrators Australia Awards 2015! http://www.illustratorsaustralia.com/events/illustrators-australia-awards-2015-winners/silver-category-winners/