National Bird Project

Illustrations for the National Bird Project article in Canadian Geographic

Canada Goose
Illustrations for Canadian Geographic's National Bird Project article. The illustrations were done in watercolor and ink. The National Bird Project is an initiative to help pick a national bird for Canada. Four birds were chosen to be spotlighted in the magazine. Scroll down for more images and process.
Great grey owl
Here is a rough. I sketch out the rough on paper, it is usually very loose to figure out the general layout. I scan the rough and redraw the sketch on the computer.
This was the original sketch for the first 2 birds; it was designed to be a spread.
An alternative sketch for the spread that was not chosen.
Magazine spread. Apologies for the bad photos, I don't have good lighting.
Magazine pages

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