Illustration


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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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 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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Boreal Chikadee Illustration

The Boreal Chikadee Poecile hudsonica is an extremely rare visitor to Niagara Region. I’ve chosen to illustrate this particular bird for its beautiful colouring. This illustration will be mixed media …

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Boreal Chickadee Illustration

Another bird illustration in the beginning stages. Rough sketches first and then I’ll transfer to watercolour paper and begin illustration, most likely with watercolour and coloured pencils.

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Echinacea purpurea – Eastern Purple Coneflower

This illustration was created using just a little watercolor to determine shadows and highlights and Faber-Castell Polychromos color pencils for all detail work. All that needs to be done now is …

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Echinacea purpurea Botanical Illustration – The Beginning

Finally decided on the type of plant I wanted to illustrate for the exhibit at The Giant’s Rib Discovery Centre in Ancaster, Ontario. Pencil drawing of the Echinacea purpurea is …

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Watercolour/Mixed Media Workshop – Antique Cutlery and Cranberries

Final painting completed today! Mostly painted in watercolour with some detail and highlights in Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils. This past December, I became a member of the Pelham Art Association. They offer …

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