Friday, October 30, 2009

Kumba moving in

Kumba just landed in his new neighborhood, a poor area where he is a total stranger. I have never been there but Bene has sent me some photos that I use as models for the backgrounds and people's faces.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Portrait

While Bene is in Slovenia promoting his next book, I am back in Sweden illustrating it. This is a close-up of Kumba who just moved to his new neighborhood and starts making new friends.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Sketching pintails

In my spare time I am one of the editors of the ornithological magazine Anser. Right now I am working on an article on how to distinguish the different plumages of the Pintail Duck. These are the first sketches.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Watercolor class

On Monday I had my first watercolor class at Folkuniversitetet. I was a bit nervous but it went well and I hope the students enjoyed it too. Next time we are going to paint townscapes in the centre of Lund. Let’s hope for sunshine!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Ilex Hairstreak

This is an Ilex hairstreak I did for a nature reserve sign at Sandhammaren, the only site in Sweden where this species is currently found. The tricky thing with butterflies is that closely related species are so similar that I have to be extremely careful about the details. I often do the last steps in the computer to be sure to get it right.