Artwork in EBBA2

The Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus), illustrated by Álex Mascarell

The Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus), illustrated by Álex Mascarell

The new EBBA2 publication aims to provide not just up-to date distribution maps of all European breeding bird species, but also to accompany each species with a unique illustration from one of the prominent bird illustrators or young talented artists across Europe. Until now, we have managed to get 38 illustrators on-board of our project who have all generously agreed to provide their artwork free of charge for EBBA2.

 

Red-backed Shrike (Lanius collurio), illustrated by Sorrel Lyall

Red-backed Shrike (Lanius collurio), illustrated by Sorrel Lyall

 

When planning the future EBBA2 publication, the EBBA2 coordination team and Atlas Steering Committee have unanimously agreed that it would be desirable for each species in a book to have its own illustration. At the time when this decision was made, it was much closer to a shared dream than reality, since no one knew for sure whether we will be able to find enough illustrators that will be able to cover more than 500 bird species and will be willing to cooperate on the project.

Rock Ptarmigan (Lagopus muta), illustrated by Paola Ricceri

Rock Ptarmigan (Lagopus muta), illustrated by Paola Ricceri

 

The aim was to address as much illustrators as we could possibly find, coming from all European countries, in order to reflect the diversity of birds and territories that will be covered in EBBA2. We made a broad survey and addressed all national coordinators to provide us with tips on whom we could address. In the end, we were able to collect names of 96 illustrators coming from 22 countries and invite them to cooperate on EBBA2.

Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica), illustrated by Diana Höhlig

Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica), illustrated by Diana Höhlig

In the end, we got a reply from almost half of invited artists, who were all keen to immediately jump on board of EBBA2. So far, almost 500 of the 570 bird species that will appear in the book, have been reserved by one of the 38 illustrators that have decided to provide their artwork for EBBA2. These artists come from 16 European countries (Armenia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and UK) and some of them have approached us by themselves. We are extremely flattered that some of the prominent artists in the field of bird illustrations have agreed to cooperate on EBBA2, such as Dan Zetterström who illustrated the legendary Collins Bird Guide of Birds of Britain and Europe, and Paschalis Dougalis who illustrated the European Bird Guide by Barthel.

Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus), illustrated by Paschalis Dougalis

Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus), illustrated by Paschalis Dougalis

All of the artists involved generously agreed to provide their illustrations free of charge for EBBA2 book, and we could not express enough our gratitude for their support. Therefore we would like to thank each and every one of them for joining the project and making something that was only a dream a year ago into a reality!

 

Marsh Warbler (Acrocephalus palustris), illustrated by Nick Derry

Marsh Warbler (Acrocephalus palustris), illustrated by Nick Derry

The illustrators that have decided to support EBBA2 by providing bird illustrations:

Paulo Alves, Portugal https://www.facebook.com/Paulo-Alves-Wildlife-Art-and-Illustration-614691228648008/

Niels Peter Andreasen, Denmark www.npa-ulvshale.dk

Ute Bartels, Germany http://www.utebartels.de/

Tora Benzeyen, Turkey

Tomasz Cofta, Poland

Jaime de la Torre, Spain

Nick Derry, France/UK http://nickderry.webs.com/apps/photos/album?albumid=3976197

Adam Dmoch, Poland

Paschalis Dougalis, Germany/Greece http://www.dougalis-art.com/

Martí Franch, Spain http://dibuixosnatura.blogspot.com

Viktorya Gevorgyan, Armenia

Francisco Hernández, Spain http://www.avestrazos.com/

Diana Höhlig, Germany http://www.wild-glance.de/

Jan Hošek, Czech Republic http://www.gepartpictures.com/p/ilustrace.html

Hans Christoph Kappel, Germany www.wildlife-illustrated.de/

Eugeny Koblik, Russia

Szabolcs Kókay, Hungary http://www.kokay.hu/

Juho Könönen, Finland https://www.facebook.com/juhokononenpainter/

Jacques Laesser, Switzerland

Corinna Langebrake, Germany https://feather-art.jimdo.com/

Javier Lazaro Tapia, Spain https://www.behance.net/javierlazaa607

Reno Lottmann, Germany www.reno-lottmann.de/

Sorrel Lyall, UK http://sorrellyallwildlife.weebly.com/

Álex Mascarell, Spain

Ron Meier, Germany

Stephen Message, UK

Martina Nacházelová, Czech Republic https://www.artstation.com/artist/nachi

Lisa Pannek, Germany http://www.lisapannek.com/

Pavel Procházka, Czech Republic

Paola Ricceri, Switzerland

Bruna Roqué, Spain  https://www.instagram.com/pararge_aegeria/

Vadim Ryabitsev, Russia

Christopher Schmidt, Germany http://www.naturillustrationen.de/

Lluís Sogorb, Spain  https://www.lluissogorb.com

Laurent Willenegger, Switzerland

Dan Zetterström, Sweden

Márton Zsoldos, Hungary https://www.facebook.com/zsoldosmarton/

Alena Klvaňová and Marina Kipson, 7.3.2018