Marojejy National Park illustration in progress

I’m really enjoying working on this commission from Duke University Lemur Center. It is an illustration which will form part of a poster to support their conservation work in Marojejy National Park, in NE Madagascar. You can read more about it here. Marojejy is really spectacular – 2000 m + rocky mountains, rainforest, tumbling waterfalls, and of course full of stunning, albeit extremely endangered, wildlife. The stars have surely got to be the beautiful Silky Sifaka lemurs. I was asked to paint two of them ‘nosing’ – they rub noses to greet.

So far I’ve painted the background mountain massif and montane rainforest, started on the sifakas, and am now working on a waterfall, from above. This is proving an interesting challenge! I’ll post my work in progress.

Layout drawing for the illustration
Layout drawing for the illustration
Starting to paint the background
Starting to paint the background
Putting in some animals and a waterfall
Putting in some animals and a waterfall

 

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