Thanks to Sue Gage for these samples from her collection of garden-inspired illustrations…
“I started making a record of our garden in 2016 with illustrations of the plants and wildlife through the seasons.
Once I had done the whole year (on 20 pages) I started to look closer at the insect life. So far I have 9 A4 pages of various butterflies, bugs, spiders etc.
I do a watercolour painting of each creature using my own photos for reference as much as possible, and annotating them with the common and latin name, size etc.”