Illustration of mallard ducks for iPad app - Alina Malyutena

NAME: Alina Malyutena
COUNTRY: Russian Federation
TITLE: Illustration of mallard ducks for iPad app
TECHNIQUE: Adobe Photoshop
YEAR: 2015
DESCRIPTION: This picture of male and female mallard ducks was created for the iPad app "Birds in the city". This app tells about the life of birds in the city, their features and how they interact with citizens. This is an initiative project launched by university newspaper Alma Mater and Zoological museum of Tomsk university. The App made by Laboratory of Analytic Media Design of Tomsk State National Research University in a collaboration with students of Faculty of Journalism.
I was in charge for the cover illustrations. The main purpose of these illustrations is to show clearly the appearance of each bird, and convey the unique character of each of them. In addition each illustration was checked and approved by ornitologist for making true image of a bird. One of those birds is mallard duck. It inhabits freshwater and slightly brackish water bodies. In recent years, many birds spend the winter in the ice-free waters in large cities and their surroundings.
WIKIMEDIA COMMONS: Yes. As the author of illustration I have given permission for it to be loaded on Wikimedia Commons, Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 3.0