Moose | Canadian Wildlife

There’s a moment in Hugo Kitching’s new documentary “A Year in the Life of a Twig Eater” when the drama comes into sharp relief. It’s late winter, and Kitching, who spent a year following and filming a mother moose and two calves through the wilds of Jasper National Park, comes across the aftermath of epic battle between predator and prey. – Nicole Schmidt

Moose | Canadian Wildlife | Jacqui Oakley Illustration

I really enjoyed trying to make documentary filmmaker Hugo Kitching’s search for these secretive animals feel magical. Thanks for letting me go crazy with all the detail Steven Balaban! What a great excuse to gaze at amazing photos of flowers and landscapes from Jasper National Park in the Canadian Rockies though! I must try and get out West sometime soon!

Moose | Canadian Wildlife | Jacqui Oakley Illustration

The illustration was inked by hand and then all the colour was added digitally. It was really great, although at times infuriating, experimenting with all this detail and this slightly newer technique. Really happy with how it turned out. I’ll have to add more pink lines in some upcoming illustrations!

Moose | Canadian Wildlife | Sketch| Jacqui Oakley Illustration

Inking the moose and her calf:

Moose | Canadian Wildlife | Ink Process | Jacqui Oakley Illustration

Moose | Canadian Wildlife | Ink Process | Jacqui Oakley Illustration

Moose | Canadian Wildlife | Jacqui Oakley Illustration

 

Category: Editorial
Client: Canadian Wildlife