puriri moth project pt 2: the life cycle

So- in my last post, I mentioned that I would post the finished coloured pencil rendering of my puriri moth life cycle- so as promised- here it is, including all the individual illustrations!

All illustrations in coloured pencil (prismacolour and FC polychromos) and then lifecycle compiled digitally in photoshop 🙂

Puriri Moth eggs and litter phase larva
Puriri Moth eggs and litter phase larva
Puriri Moth transfer larva and tree phase larva
Puriri Moth transfer larva and tree phase larva
Puriri Moth Pupae (like a chrysalis)
Puriri Moth Pupae (like a chrysalis)
Adult male Puriri Moth
Adult male Puriri Moth
Adult female Puriri Moth
Adult female Puriri Moth
Life cycle of the Puriri Moth.
Life cycle of the Puriri Moth.

Man did that thing take a long time to do!

The next stage is to create background images for the poster I want to make! Probably watercolour and coloured pencil renderings…

And some weekend reading for you….

This fantastic article – ‘Why botanical illustration still matters in the digital age’ by Susanna Speier. A very interesting topic- its not unusual for people to ask WHY draw something when you can just take a photo of it- this essay gives some interesting points to consider.

Now- I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this illustrator before, but Dave Gunson is one of my favourite natural history illustrators of all time! If you are looking for inspiration- check out his website here, and also this fantastic interview by Kathy Temean’s blog for writing and illustrating for children. He also has a book about his wildlife art; Dave Gunsons’ New Zealand Wildlife <– check it out if you can!

Lastly- this lovely video chat between Helen Oxenbury and Michael Rosen from the Guardian, discussing the making of ‘We’re going on a Bear Hunt’– a nice insight into the making of a book from the point of view of an illustrator and an author!

Have a great weekend!

emma

All images copyright E.Scheltema. Please do not reproduce without permission.

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