I havenít seen many artists interpret the Mockingjay as an actually species of bird, they usually present it more as an iconic symbol in The Hunger Games. I tried to reinterpret the original design by including some of the well known elements, but took it a bit further making it more like a natural study. I borrowed some of the color and beak features of a mockingbird and was inspired by the Stellar Jay for the rest.
Thank you! FINALLY someone draws the bird! It drove me crazy when they didn't show them in the movie; You only heard them.
I knew this was a Hunger Games mockingjay the minute I saw the thumbnail in my inbox. Awesome design.
This is absolutely beautiful! ♥ It's great to see another artist interpreting the Mockingjay into a species of bird, and that is especially striking in your gorgeous style.
Wow--I like the concept and colors!
I love your illustrations of contemporary fantasy literature for young people! I would also love a walk-through of your creative process and how you make those fabulous images! One day maybe...? Pretty please?