Given my passion for New Zealand birds I was thrilled to design these nesting or stacking dolls for Caroline Mitchell. From large to small, they are a Kakapo, Takahe, Kereru and Tui. I started by painting some blanks (above) then transferred the artwork into Illustrator files showing the colour separations and layer orders.
I was pleasantly surprised when I saw the finished production dolls (above). The colours were perfect with great attention to detail, better than the originals!
These are no longer in print.