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British Wildlife Watercolours

Wildlife Watercolours : watercolour paintings of British animals and birds from the English woodland, local countryside and garden.

Watercolours of local woodland animals and other wildlife became popular during the Renaissance; Albrecht Durer's hare painting typifies the detail often sought by British wildlife watercolour artists nowadays. Watercolour lends itself to multiple layers that can be used to build up detail. It is a versatile medium as it can also be applied loosely in light washes for a more modern and illustrative effect.

British Wildlife Watercolours Paintings

British wildlife watercolours paintings of woodland animals and birds
Illustrations using Watercolours : British Wildlife Painting : Mouse

British Wildlife Watercolours of British woodland animals and birds in traditional styles, representing local wildlife and birds in their natural wild and beautiful states through detailed, realistic paintings.

British Wildlife watercolours, paintings of butterflies and local wildlife
British Wildlife Watercolours : Butterflies in watercolour

British Wildlife watercolour paintings of woodland animals and countryside birds in their magical worlds - enjoyed over centuries as a means of engaging with their mysterious world from a human perspective.

watercolour painting of a bird, painting of british wildlife birds
 Woodland bird painting using watercolours : British Wildlife Watercolours
watercolour bird painting ducks
British Wildlife Watercolours : painting of a Duck and Duckling

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British Wildlife Watercolours

British Wildlife Watercolours.
British wildlife, birds and flowers are carefully painted using watercolours, based on the wildlife and botanical subjects from the garden and local woods.
Wildlife such as small British woodland animals (badgers, foxes, squirrels, mice, bats, deer, otters, wild cats, stoats, weasels - even wild boar, pine martens, beavers and, one day, lynx may return to the wilds of Britain!) and UK garden birds, butterflies and bees, along with ladybirds and dragonflies, add to the joys to be found in the garden, or just beyond, all year round.

Watercolours can be used to capture the beauty in the animal or plant subject using the fluidity of the paints.

Everyone's favourite! A beautiful owl resting amongst the bluebells.

Watercolours can be used in a variety of wildlife paintings for different effects based on creative preferences. For the traditional, realistic bird and wild animal paintings, dry applications of paint are built up slowly to create depth and form…

British Wildlife Coloured Pencils

Drawing wildlife using coloured pencils

Coloured pencil wildlife art paintings and drawings. 

Detailed wildlife and botanical drawings and paintings can be gained using coloured pencils which range from student grade to professional grade.

The following animal pencil paintings were achieved using a mixture of coloured pencil brands but mainly Faber-Castell Polychromos and Caran D’ache Swisscolour.

Detail is captured as realistically as possible whilst retaining the creative style.

Realistic British wildlife art by wildlife and botanical coloured pencil artist.

Wildlife Drawing Classes

Wildlife Drawing Classes
Wildlife art classes in drawing wildlife.
There is more to be gained from drawing British wildlife than drawing and sketching alone – with wildlife art classes, there can be enjoyment in discovering about some of Britain’s favourite animals and birds in the company of other artists and nature enthusiasts, through drawing wildlife classes which bring together like-minded individuals in a pleasant setting.

Drawing animals and birds from life is an excellent way to engage with the natural world around us. An understanding of wildlife anatomy, behaviour and environment, through observations and sketches, can help build the skills and knowledge necessary for more detailed graphite or coloured pencil drawings of British wildlife and birds.

Drawing class subjects include the familiar favourites such as: foxes, squirrels, hedgehogs, mice, deer and birds, plus some of the more elusive characters from the British countryside – badgers, otters, wildcats, newts, hawks and…