Client asked for a 60x120cm poster depicting birds along with the famous Patrick Henry quote "Give me liberty or give me death". I settled on gray herons (a common bird in Denmark) and an art deco inspired illustration style which enabled me to experiment with geometry, textures and custom typography.
Detail 1: Heron neck and head
Detail 2: Heron wing
Detail 3: Heron wing in front
Detail 4: Waves and sun reflections
Detail 5: Custom typography based on classic art deco traditions with emphasis on geometry.
Detail 6: Distant bird
Early digital sketch (after having done some rough pencil drafts to settle on a general composition).
I later decided to move the sun to the right instead of having it dead center.