"Soldadinho do Araripe" (Antilophia Bokermanni)
A brazilian bird in its natural habitat.


I painted the bird mixing watercolor and gouache techniques, and also painted typical fruits that are part of their diet, as guabiroba, uvaia, caja, among others.

Which animal(s) did you choose as a visual and why?

A bird called "araripe manakin" (scientific name: Antilophia Bokermanni). I wanted to represent the beauty of this bird to honor richness of Brazilian fauna and become aware of the problem of their imminent extinction.

What culture or region does the animal stand for?

It is a bird found only in the Serra do Araripe region (mainly in the state of Ceará / Brazil). It was discovered in 1996 in the Araripe, northeastern Brazil. Seconds their discoverers, the araripe manakin is only found in the municipalities of Barbalha, Araripe, Crato and Old Mission, all in Ceará state. Rare and critically endangered, the occurrence of araripe manakin is closely related to the presence of nascent and is therefore a good indicator of environmental quality.

What story does your design tell?

A bird in its natural habitat, represented original and unique way through my painting, adorned by the fruits that are part of their diet.

What style did you choose for your design and why?

I chose to paint the elements that make up the design for all have a unique and original feature in common. For me, it is very natural mix of painting techniques like watercolor and gouache, I like the original result and rich texture.

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Have you used any third-party material? Even if you’ve modified or combined it, please know that in this project no stock material is accepted. See “Guidelines, regulations & comments” (in the brief)

No, I didn´t used any third-party material. I just used elements painted by me to compose the design.

To be featured on facebook as the Victorinox "Pick of the Day" please write a short statement about you (see more details in the brief).

"Hi! I am Luciana, I am 41 years old, and I live in Sao Paulo, Brazil. I work here as a designer since 21 years. I created this design for Victorinox because this beautiful bird is very important and is endangered, so I would like to warn about the importance of caring for our fauna worldwide."

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