Author: Tarja


Natural History Illustration Certificate Nov. 2018

Earlier this year I participated in an online course titled  ‘Drawing Nature, Science and Culture: Natural History Illustration’ . The lessons, drawing assignments and online critiques & discussions with other …

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Chrysanthemum

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Natural History Illustration Course

Already halfway thru the Natural History Illustration online course offered by The University of Newcastle Australia. The course is very informative and it is giving me an opportunity to observe …

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New at Inkberry Studio – Custom Hand Lettering!

Letter shapes and designing with them has always been an interest of mine. More recently though, I have experimented with custom hand lettering using various media and converting the design …

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SONSI 2016 Exhibit at Grimsby Public Art Gallery

Grimsby Public Art Gallery will be hosting the SONSI 2016 Exhibit during September 17 and November 6, 2016. Along with my own illustrations, there will also be beautiful illustrations on …

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Sketching at the Ramsay Wright Zoological Laboratory, Toronto, ON

This past Saturday, June 11, 2016, I had an amazing opportunity to visit the Ramsay Wright Zoological Laboratory at the University of Toronto. As a member of the Southern Ontario …

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Boreal Chickadee in the studio

Work is coming along pretty well. Today I have been working on the branch using watercolours. Actual size of the illustration is 17 inches wide by 11.25 inches high.

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Boreal Chickadee

  There is no question that this bird illustration is time consuming, but I am hoping to create a realistic representation of it. In order to accomplish that, the illustration …

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Boreal Chickadee in progress

As I work on the feathers, I am already thinking ahead about how I will illustrate the branch.

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Ready, set, colour…

The tedious process of illustrating feathers has begun. I’m using .2 mm embossing stylus along with Faber-Castell Colour Pencils.

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