Art etching. A bird in the helmet from a suit of armour

Etching of bird in armour

Art etching. A bird in armour (or to be more precise, in the helmet that is part of a suit of armour).

An etching depicting the helmet of a suit of armour being used by a bird as protection. The helmet has several bird-related features, such as a beak-like nose section and wings as a device on the top. Notice several other birds in armour helmets in the background – one in flight. An arrow is bouncing off the helmet.

This image isn’t exactly a cartoon in the conventional sense, as it is a limited edition fine art etching. Slightly surreal or surrealist.
Apart from being a funny image it is also an image about armour plating as a defence not only physically but psychologically. To some extent the armour is an encumberance that prevents the bird from flying well. The bird could be a metaphor for creativity, with the armour holding it down and restricting it from ‘flying free’. It’s amazing what you can read into an image when you put your mind to it.
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Amundsen cartoon. Scott of the Antarctic cartoon

Scott Amundsen South Pole penguins pulling sledge

Scott of the Antarctic cartoon
Amundsen cartoon

A cartoon showing Captain Robert Falcon Scott (Scott of the Antarctic) on his expedition to the South Pole. The cartoon is about the race to the pole between Scott and Roald Amundsen
A messenger is approaching Scott as he crosses Antarctica with the news that Roald Amundsen is heading for the South Pole at the same time and is using dogs to pull his sledges, thus giving him an advantage over Scott

Scott didn’t use dogs – just human brawn. The cartoon shows Scott using penguins to pull his sledge
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Giant bird or tiny balloon? How viewpoint affects interpretation

giant bird or tiny balloon?

Illustration of visual ambiguity of scale
Is the bird huge or is the balloon tiny?
Or are they both the normal size and it’s just the viewpoint thatgives the dramatic effect?

An illustration showing how the position of the viewer can influence the interpretation of events

An illustration about birds, flying, flight, interpretation, relativism, illusion, optical illusions, ambiguity, ambiguous interpretation, deceptive scale, visual deception, trompe-l’œil, trompe l’oeil

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Garden birds cartoon. A bird feeder to attract predators to the garden

Bird feeder cartoon for predators

Garden birds cartoon
Garden wildlife cartoon

A bird feeder to attract predators such as hawks and owls to the garden, in the form of a bird feeder with a small bird sitting inside it (like a bird cage)
A cartoon showing how to attract different types of wild bird to the garden.

A cartoon about opposing attitudes to nature – as either a benign force or as being “red in tooth and claw”

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Global warming cartoon – a man and a penguin worrying about the shrinking ice caps

Global warming cartoon. A man and penguin on shrinking iceberg

Environmental cartoons
Global warming cartoon

A man and a penguin on a shrinking ice flow, worrying about the shrinking polar ice caps
The man is thinking “We’re on thin ice here!”

A cartoon about shrinking ice caps, penguins, climate change, icebergs, environmental impact, rising sea levels
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