Common Darter Dragonflies


Common Darter dragonflies (Sympetrum Striolatum) male and female

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About this piece

FILTER: Animals 

CATEGORY: Illustration

TIME TAKEN: 17 hours

THE BRIEF: I have always been passionate about wildlife and nature and some of my absolute favourite creatures are Damselflies and Dragonflies. They are in my opinion some of the most beautiful things and perfectly “designed” creatures to be found in nature. I have always wanted to draw them and never had the time, as I am always busy with other projects. I used my wife’s fantastic camera and found a spot near a small lake in North Wales that is untouched by most people as it is so remote. I have been there several times and was lucky enough to have these wonderful creatures land near to me as they rested allowing me to take some really detailed macro photos.


I was able to achieve a high level of quality and detail in this piece and having observed them at such close quarters meant that I was able to do these dragonflies justice. The colours and patterns on these are beautiful and I think I have created a piece that would tickle the fancy of nature lovers, and also the collectors of responsibly sourced taxidermy pieces alike. Perfect for a library, private study or living room.

Original £500

Prints £70 an initial layout of 50 prints for this piece. These are printed onto thick high quality paper with a silk finish to help highlight the detail in the piece. These are not limited edition. 

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