Tag Archives: Illustration

Botanical Illustration – Waratah 1

Another botanical illustration – this time of a waratah – Telopia speciosissima.

Anyone who reads my Studio Diary knows this is just one of my all time favourite wildflowers.

Copyright – Lynette Weir

Botanical Illustration – Waratah 2 – with colour

In this particular illustration of a Waratah – Telopia speciosissima – I have used a very light wash of watercolour and use fine dots (many many fine dots) with a Rotring pen to build up the image.

For those that may be interested in papers I have used an antique white rag based acid free watercolour paper. I like this paper with its slightly rough texture – it is cold pressed watercolour paper and so has a ‘bite’ on its surface. The hot pressed papers I mainly use for the linocuts has a smooth surface.

Copyright – Lynette Weir

Wildlife Illustration – Tawny Frogmouth 1

This was my first attempt in recent years at Fauna Illustration – a Tawny Frogmouth illustration using rotring pens and lots and lot and lots of dots! The basic technique involves using dots to create the image – the closer the dots the deeper the tone. I would like to try the Tawny Frogmouth illustrations with some light watercolour as well.

Copyright – Lynette Weir


Love these birds!

The first image shows the early stages of the Tawny Frogmouth Glare.

After drawing it up lightly on watercolour paper I added some light underwashes of colour with watercolour.

I have then been slowly working using a rotring pen with black ink with tiny (and sometimes what seems endless!) dots to create the detail…it’s getting there…slowly…

Below is the completed illustration/drawing.

Copyright – Lynette Weir

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



Wildlife Illustration – Kookaburra

I have just finished this drawing of a Kookaburra.

Again it is drawn using light washed of watercolour and many dots made with a fine nib rotring pen.

I liked his windswept head feathers and that look of determination in his eye.

Anyone who has watched kookaburras hunt have seen that look!

Copyright – Lynette Weir