Wasit Wetland Centre
The WASIT WETLAND CENTRE is a natural reserve in Sharjah (United Arab Emirates). It has a very diverse ecosystem, which comprises coastal sand dunes and salt flats, linking ponds and a large, open lake. The reserve also contains many lagoons. This gives a home to many bird species. Including numerous migrating and rare birds. The centre aims to educate people on this diversity and it offers its facilities to the public and researchers. It contains eight bird hides, each providing detailed information and signboards about the birds that frequent the area, while binoculars and golf carts are available to take visitors through the wetlands and bird hides.
This is one of the bigger projects I’ve been working on for the last few years. I made identification drawings, silhouettes and distribution maps of over 75 bird species. These are used all over the reserve on the information panels, in the bird hides and as decorative elements on the buildings. Also I made several vector drawings for child-friendly educational installations. The lay-out and design of the final panels was done by Sophy Cave and Abjad Design.
Here’s a selection of the illustrations and some pictures of the final displays.
These are digitale illustrations using Photoshop, Illustrator and a Wacom Cintiq tablet.