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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 27.1 October 2015

The art of bee illustration

By - Richard Lewington

With the publication of the first comprehensive guide to Britain’s bees for more than a century, the illustrator considers the challenges, and pleasures, of depicting this important group of insects.

Whether it is the intricacies of the wings of a dragonfly or the dazzling iridescence of a Rose Chafer’s elytra, illustrating insects is a challenge, and each insect order requires a slightly different approach. The combination of shape, colour and texture, the three elements that combine to make life-like portrayals, are in abundance in the world of invertebrates, and it is something that has preoccupied and fascinated me throughout my working life. 

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist