The Animal Pt2

Illustrating the story of the Whooping Crane

Day 1

March 11, 2021

Habitat/whooping crane references
Wetland habitat research
Thumbnails
More detailed thumbnails
Color Mock-ups

Moving forward:

Day 2

March 18, 2021

Notes from feedback

Grass and extra color issue:

Last iteration
Trying to merge colors
Trying to solve the 8 color issue by merging the grass color
More iterations of grass and ground relationship
Rock in front of grass background
Simplified Grass

Foreground detailing:

Process of adding detail to the head and fish

Overall Process:

Overall Progress (spot the difference? haha)
Different color iterations
Color changes

Day 3

March 22, 2021

Notes from feedback and sketches
Miro Board

The Angle

Process of adjusting the angle
Grass experiments

Moving to illustrator:

Altering body
Making the body larger
Altering the grass
Process
Iteration 2
Trying new colors

Day 4

March 24, 2021

Color:

Before (left) and after (right)
Before (left) and after (right)
Color palettes and their iterations (bottom — most recent)

Cityscape:

Cityscape alterations (centered->moved right->removed crane->all green->lighter green)

Grass:

Trying out highlights on the grass
Grass before changing city (left), grass after changing city (middle), trying new grass (right)

Rocks:

Outline of rocks reduced

Text:

Previous text iteration (left), cleaned up right aligned text (middle), trying Shannon’s text idea (right)
Iteration 4

Day 5

March 27, 2021

Notes from Dani critique
Feedback notes

Adding detail:

Added detail to head and fish
Rendering the feet/rocks more and adding highlights

Body:

Tightening up the form of the body

Grass:

Detailed grass

Fish:

Lighter version, no grass (left); original darker, with grass(right)
Darker, without grass (left); lighter, without grass (right)
With grass (left), without grass (right)

Text:

Text alterations

Color Evolution:

Color evolution from start to finish

Final:

Final Illustration

Design and CS student at Carnegie Mellon University