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.
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.