During our work on Wetlands, we viewed a book of the same title by Tricia Oktober. Our artwork has been modelled from a page in this book showing a Brolga in the outback region of Australia. We really liked the way the artist painted the background using pinks and mauves with lightening strikes. We attempted our own versions using two techniques - crayon resist and then wet-on-wet. We then drew our brolgas using direct observation and pasted it onto the background.