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Online Tutorial: ILLUSTRATING FLIES IN WATERCOLOUR, 15 August 2021 - Beginners to Advanced

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Learn all about flies, and learn to create your own scientific illustration of a fly in watercolour!

Our tutor:

Anna Voytsekhovich holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Ecology, and a PhD in Botany, she is a professional scientist, scientific illustrator, botanical artist and wildlife illustrator. She was born in Ukraine in 1982. She is an author of a few books and scientific papers, but also known as a scientific illustrator. In 2016 she moved to Australia and became a member of the Botanical Art Society of Australia and Australasian Wildlife Art Society. She currently resides in Sydney and works on a Bush Habitat restoration of critically endangered plant communities.\


During the online tutorial you will learn new and interesting facts about Australian native flies (such as Stalk-eyed fly, Tachinid, Rutilia species and bush flies) their anatomy, ecology and morphology. Anna will give examples of different painting techniques and explain how to paint transparent wings, iridescent body and hairy parts of flies. You will learn how to prepare an initial drawing, how to scale it, what to include in composition, and then learn how to transfer it on paper and produce a beautiful scientifically accurate illustration in watercolour.

After the tutorial you will receive a detailed pdf on the techniques, as well as links to step-by-step video footage. You will be able to produce a finished painting of the fly of your choice using the techniques learned during the tutorial. You will have two weeks to finish your painting and send to Anna for feedback.

Illustration: Australian native Stalk-eyed fly (Achias sp.) by Anna Voytsekhovich (original size A5)

Suitable for beginners with some drawing experience through to advanced level students interested in learning about fungi illustration.

Date:  15 August 2021 

Day/Times: Sunday 10.00am - 12.00 noon


Via Zoom Online Tutorial: once you have registered for this tutorial, you will receive an email with details on how to join, and the materials list for use after the tutorial. 

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