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’ – … Continue reading Wildlife Illustration – New Zealand Falcon 1

Wildlife Illustration – New Zealand Falcon 2

Another small wildlife (fauna) illustration of the New Zealand Falcon. This is another ‘head-shot’. Beautiful birds – we saw them up close at Wingspan outside Rotorua in New Zealand. This was a commission piece. And in a simple dark brown timber frame with double paper coloured mountboard. Copyright – Lynette Weir Continue reading Wildlife Illustration – New Zealand Falcon 2

Wildlife Illustration – Cassowary

This Cassowary drawing is one I completed as part of my HSC Art Major Works – a long time ago….. I used the fine rotring pen that I have resurrected for my recent illustration course work and used watercolour pencils for the colouring. Cassowary are huge scary birds – they have large, dangerous toed feet and that bony ‘headpiece’ can do serious damage to unwary intruders. That being said one of my most favourite children’s books is The Cassowary’s Egg written and illustrated with totally engaging and wonderful illustrations by Gary Fleming. Copyright – Lynette Weir Continue reading Wildlife Illustration – Cassowary

Wildlife Illustration – Pacific Black Duck

The Pacific Black Duck is found in most areas of Australia – it’s call can be heard on this website. I love the teal green patch on it’s wing – gives it quite a splash of panash!! This drawing/illustration of a Pacific Wood Duck. The drawing is done with a fine rotring 0.5 pen with a light underlay of watercolour to pick up some of the colour of the duck. This took about a week to complete. and is for my dad for his birthday. Copyright – Lynette Weir     Continue reading Wildlife Illustration – Pacific Black Duck