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 – 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