The story behind a Cottage Life illustration
We like to have fun here at Cottage Life, even when we’re discussing the serious business of keeping bears out of the cottage. You may have seen the illustration of the bear cheating an electric fence in the new (June 2010) issue of the magazine. It accompanied a story in the Puttering section about using electric fencing to deter bears—a technique more common in Alberta and B.C. than Ontario. What you may not know is that illustrator Peter Ryan drew a number of “roughs” before he arrived at the final image. You’ll find the whole series and a behind-the-scenes explanation of the illustration’s evolution on Pete’s blog Kick Start My Art.