Every rainforest has got its own wildlife that is unique from one to another. For instance, in Africa, there are lions, tiger, elephant, and giraffe. Such animals cannot be found in Amazon and New Guinea. Today the western region of New Guinea is part of Indonesia whereas the eastern one is the independent state of Papua New Guinea. The western region is also called West Papua. There are two provinces, i.e. Papua and Papua Barat. There is a forest area in Papua Barat province that has attracted a lot of visitors who like wildlife. Its name is Susnguakti forest. It is located in the eastern part of Arfak mountains. Tourists go there to watch Birds of Paradise and other wild animals. Cendrawasih is a common name for Birds of Paradise. Because of its beautiful colours, the dried Cendrawasih bird is often used as decorative item of the traditional costumes of the indigenous tribes in New Guinea. The images of Cendrawasih is often drawn on the houses of local people, printed on t-shirts, and other garment products and painted on the walls and canvases.
The following is a colored pencil drawing of Lesser Birds of Paradise (Paradisaea minor). I created it using watercolour pencils. This artwork is now available in Redbubble website and can be bought printed on t-shirts, mugs, mask, leggings, iPhone snap case and frame art print, pillow, water bottle and a lot more. If you are interested, please, visit these paradise bird art products in my Redbubble Shop.
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