This illustration is inspired by the marine wetlands of India and the most common species of birds found in that region, the Indian Egret which was also mainly chosen for this illustration for it’s milky white color which is truly refreshing to the eyes and white being a symbol of purity, light, innocence, illumination, faith and spirituality among some of its attributes.

I generally make rough pencil sketches of the main subject like the ones above before they are digitally enhanced after which I add other elements like plants, flowers, abstract motifs etc…as in the case of this illustration, directly using my Wacom pen tab.