Tag: Tarja Barton


Leucadendron Illustration

Rough Sketch Visit to the local garden center and their florist shop usually means I will be drawing another botanical illustration. My visit yesterday was no different, I picked up …

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Common Kingfisher Illustration January 2020

For my first project of the year, I’ve decided to illustrate a Kingfisher. My first attempt at drawing this bird was back in 2014, which was commissioned by a bird …

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Hand Drawn Lettering

From pencil sketch to final vector format For me the most traditional way of beginning a lettering project starts with good quality paper and sharp pencils. There is something about …

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Inktober2019 – Fish

As I am creating this drawing I realized that i am pretty sure I have never drawn a fish before! Subject of my illustration is the number seven in the …

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Inktober 2019 – Botanical

For my first Inktober challenge, I decided to follow the ‘Inktober2019 Natural Science Version’. My first attempt is a Botanical illustration of a hibiscus branch drawn with Staedtler pigment liner …

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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 Chickadee Illustration

The Boreal Chickadee 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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