Wildlife Illustration – New Zealand Falcon 1

The New Zealand Falcon Falco novaeseelandiaeor – Karearea (Moari name) – is an endangered bird species that is only found in New Zealand.

This is my first attempt at an illustrative approach to drawing birds using Rotring pen. It is on hot-pressed watercolour paper – still deciding whether to add watercolour…

Just a tip about Rotring pens – I was given a lovely set of them but they were not working – after hours with hot water and then methylated spirits was unsuccessful , the tutor mentioned cleaning off mistakes from the drafting film that she uses with ‘windex’ – I thought what have I got to lose. Soaked the nibs overnight in some windex and they are all now working perfectly!

I have had an interesting dilemma with this particular image from my website/Studio Diary. It seems to have gone a bit viral with some very odd people using it as their logos – have managed to get some removed – not really sure why this particular image is the one they have gravitated to.

Copyright – Lynette Weir

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