• 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…

  • Tree bark

    Let´s take a very detailed look on a tree bark. What do you see? I can see so many things: landscapes, labyriths, cities – a wonderful complex structure and it looks like a secret world with his own universe. Trees…

  • Ornithology of native birds

    I think that eggs are totally difficult to paint. Not the shape, but the texture and the color transitions, not to forget the incidence of light. My goal was to make a small documentation in my nature sketchbook of the…

  • Bird Sketching: We are hungry!

    Field Sketching in a group of young sparrows. They enjoyed to take a bath in the dust. They dived into the sand, shacked the feathers, jumped up and down, chased each other and started a playful fight. But as soon…

  • 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…