Tarja Barton Illustrator

Begonia Rough Sketch

Earlier yesterday, I had stopped at the local garden center to pick up some salad and pickled beets, when I noticed this Begonia by the cash register. I couldn’t resist, I knew I had to draw it! So home it came and today I spent part of the afternoon drawing it. Line drawing is done with 2H pencil, lettering with Tombow Dual Brush black marker.

Now that I have a line drawing, I can use it to transfer the drawing to other surfaces like vellum or watercolour paper. Haven’t decided yet.

Begonia Illustration WIP

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Birds etc

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I was sketching in the back patio for several hours this afternoon May 27, 2018, and had my camera set up on a tripod. After I had filled the bird feeder and replaced the water in the birdbath, I finally caught the attention of a few birds. The Cardinals have been doing flybys for a few days and today they decided to stay for a few minutes.

Around the backyard

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Robins in the backyard

 

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Pair of Doves

Caught these two flying around our backyard.

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Pine Cone Sketch

Took advantage of the beautiful weather today and sat on our backyard patio with my sketch pad, 2H pencil and brushed tipped marker (and a glass of Baileys Irish Cream).PineCone wLettering_web

Common Rosemallow Illustration

Illustration created with Prismacolor Premier Art Markers. Lettering using Tombow Dual Brush marker.

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Geese are here to stay

 

Apparently our neighbour’s pond won over our rolling hill (with the annoying humans). I just hope that they don’t decide to stroll across the busy road. For some reason, they seem to think that they own the neighbourhood.

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Garlic Illustration

It’s another rainy day at the latter part of April that couldn’t turn in to snow, or could it? Good grief, I hope not! While stuck in the house, I had a sudden urge to illustrate. After picking out a few items, outside (in the rain) and inside, I decided to try to illustrate a garlic. Surprisingly, I have not tried to draw one before. The drawing itself is done with 2H and 4B pencil, while the lettering is done using ‘Tombow’ Black Dual Brush pen. Illustrating is a great way to learn about the object itself and in this case the latin names.

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New Neighbours

Seems that we have new neighbours moving in.

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Sunset Feb. 12, 2018

Raced home to capture this sunset. Love the colours, but so done with this winter! Is it possible that we still have 7 weeks of possible snow?

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