• My assignment challenge

    Finally I finished my 2nd assignment for the London Art College. In this assignment the subjects should be all tonal drawings. Actually it is for preparation to make the next step into watercolor, by understanding light and shadow, shape and…

  • So much leaves

    After Newcastle I was ambitious and I enrolled in the Botanical Painting course at London Art College. The first exam is now over. I submitted my drawings and also received my criticism. I’m very happy with that, especially since I…

  • Panther Chameleon (Furcifer pardalis)

    Habitat: Madagascar In the course of my final assignment on the Newcastle course in Natural History Illustration, I chose the panther chameleon. What fascinated me about this reptile was the incredibly complex structure of the skin. The difficulty here was…

  • Leaf of the sunflower (heliantus)

    The sunflower belongs to the composit flower. It is a tube bloomer, which makes the flower itself very complex. I myself have a decorative form of heliantus in the garden and it´s leaves are beautiful. Step away from the dominant…

  • With silent wings

    The barn owl (tyto alba) is one of the night hunters. It flies silently and quickly through narrow gaps and wall entrances. It´s flying talent is incredible and the mice in the attics have to be careful. DThis observation sketch…

  • Natural History Illustration Newcastle II

    …taking the chance… In February 2019, I heard the first time about a free course in Natural History Illustration from Newcastle University in Australia. The faculty offers a free online course to give everyone who is interested the opportunity to…

  • Zoo Sketching: we start slowly

    Summer holidays! I have a day off and my son and I have big plans. We want to spend a cozy drawing morning in the small urban zoo. For the first time Zoo Sketching. The beasts are not in the…

  • Under the skin

    Nature studies are very interesting, also when you take a look under the skin. How is the muscle contruction of a horse? What is each muscle doing? How is the skull of a raven – why is it´s beak so…

  • The Kingfisher (alcedo atthis)

    This picture was done during my first course at Newcastle University. It was the final assignment of a graphit drawing with focus on the representation of an animal with a detailed texture of fur and / or feathers. I was…