Illustrations for An Eagle's Feather, a book based on a story written by the Philippine Eagle Foundation, written by award-winning writer Minfong Ho.
A joint project of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Philippine Eagle Foundation, a portion of the profits will support the Philippine Eagle Foundation’s efforts to save this bird from extinction.
I worked on this book under the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Bartel Scientific Illustration Internship program. The whole process--from refining the manuscript, working on thumbnails, and painting the final art--was done at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in Ithaca, New York.
The multimedia department was working on the docu film Bird of Prey at that time as well so I had a lot of input from their end also, especially when I was working on my thumbnails. Having feedback from filmmakers helped make the spreads look more varied in perspective.
100% of the first $10,000 and 50% thereafter of net proceeds from the sale of this book goes directly to the Philippine Eagle Foundation to support its efforts to save the Philippine Eagle from extinction. The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is a world leader in the study, appreciation, and conservation of birds. As with all Cornell Lab Publishing group books, 35 percent (after the first $10,000 of sales) of the net proceeds from the sale of An Eagle’s Feather will directly support the Cornell Lab’s project such as children’s educational and community programs.