It’s spring and we’re starting something new!  Watch for a new colouring sheet every month, drawn by Tofino’s Claire Watson (link to her member page).  Download Birds Eye View and pull out your pencil-crayons (or pastels, if you dare.)

This colouring page was inspired by the gorgeous aerial views of Clayoquot Sound and May’s celebration of our fine feathered friends. Photographers get more opportunity than illustrators to fly and capture the beauty of this place, but unique part about illustrating is we can get closer to wildlife by drawing it in where we want it to be.


Thanks @johnkelseyphoto and @tofinofishingadventures for providing the reference photo for the landscape! Sadly I can’t ride the back of eagles unless it is in my imagination.

Clair Watson’s Bio:
Claire’s illustrations have been used as poster art for local events including the Pacific Rim Whale Festival, Tofino Food and Wine Festival and the Pacific Rim Summer Festival. You’ll find her at the Tofino Market from May through September (we love her art cards and painted hats!), volunteering for Surfrider Pacific Rim, and living on the 42’ sailboat she shares with husband Adam and their two teenagers.