Posts Tagged: butterfly

New Illustrated Nature Mailer

illustration mailer
My new mailers have arrived! A big thanks to Steve over at inky solutions for sorting out the printing of these, a really great job. I did a couple of new illustrations for this and tweaked some old ones – Endangered Invertebrates on one side and some animals I love(jellyfish, hammerhead sharks, King of Saxony bird of Paradise and a Golden Frog) on the back along with my all time hero - Sir David Attenborough.

Here are some close ups:

bird of paradise close up
jellyfish close up
mailers
bird of paradise
jellyfish

Sir David Attenborough

Lon Chan – Sir David Attenborough portrait close up

A couple of weeks ago I managed to meet one of my all time heros – Sir David Attenborough. I saw went to see him speak at the Environment Trust's annual talk and it was an amazing treat to see and hear him in real life.

It just so happened that it had been his birthday a couple of days before and as I had recently been working on a new illustration for a future mailout which featured him I decided to get a couple of giclée prints made up as a present (printed by the extremely helpful and skillful David at DOTtoDOT printing.)

He was really nice and appreciative of the gift (he even managed to hide any outward sign of being freaked out at receiving a portrait of himself by from an enthusiastic fan!) Being a little star-struck I forgot to ask him to sign my copy, but luckily I managed to get in the queue and have a slightly calmer chat about my illustration and get a special addition on my print!

What a legend!

Here are some close ups and pics:

Lon Chan – Sir David Attenborough portrait

Lon Chan – Sir David Attenborough portrait close up

Lon Chan – Sir David Attenborough portrait detail

Lon Chan – Sir David Attenborough

Lon Chan – Sir David Attenborough again

Endangered Invertebrates

Endangered Inverebrates
I saw an article on 8 of the UK's most endangered invertebrates, and this image immediately came to mind – we always hear about all the large scale ecological disasters around the world that such small things as these can often go unnoticed and unappreciated. The threatened species are from top to bottom(excluding the crushed bits!) – Small Tortoiseshell butterfly, New Forest Cicada, Bog Hoverfly, Shrill Carder Bee, Hornet Robber Fly, Tansy Beetle, Rossers Sac Spider and the Ladybird Spider.

Here are some close ups:

New Forest Cicada detail
Small Tortoiseshell detail
Tansy Beetle detail
hoverfly and bee detail
robber fly detail