Tag: Tarja K. Kuronen.


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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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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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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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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