Jill Robb Imagery. Editorial illustrator, Artist and Designer
Quirky, fun imagery inspired by nature, imagination and play

An illustrated look at my pursuit of illustration...

My 10,000-hour journey of illustration began in photography, pixels were morphed into digital art, expanded via pigments in traditional Arts and Graphic design to build and hone the skills required for my imagery creation and layout design. 

Posts tagged Graphite
White Rhino
White Rhino

The White Rhino is my final drawing for a great short Natural History Illustration course I have just completed. The course helped me understand graphite and I really enjoyed closely observing the natural world and the application of Science in drawing, I am looking forward to doing more Natural History-style illustrations and incorporating design and layout to illustrate Scientific discoveries and principles, and venturing into further techniques with colour- watercolour, ink, pencils and some digital too.

The white Rhino is such a majestic creature, it is sad for the Rhino that China has reversed a 25 year Ban and is now allowing the sale of Rhino horn (and Tigers) for medicinal purposes. Although the Southern White Rhino previously thought to be extinct, is doing well in Ranger protected reserves, and is now listed as 'near threatened' (WWF). Sadly poachers are now a more serious threat against these efforts.

There are only 2 remaining Northern White Rhinos. Researchers on four continents are working with Eggs and Tissue samples in the hope to facilitate the Northern White Rhino's survival.

This Rhino lives in Florence, Italy in La Specola Natural History Museum as a Taxidermy specimen, will this be the only way we will soon be able to see a northern White Rhino?

Original post blogged on 1st November 2018, Re-blogged due to moved domain.

Spicy graphite
Spicy graphite

Graphite Spice- Chilli, Ginger, Garlic, Cardamom....

I am a few weeks into a short Botanical illustration course and these are a few drawings so far. I really love the beauty of nature- including food and of course all those delicious flavours- in particular gorgeous herbs and spices.
Slowly I am becoming more comfortable with my graphite nemesis, and am really enjoying the scientific application of drawing to my imagery to create an accurate and life-like illustration. I look forward now to new explorations into scientific illustration, infographics and the design and illustration of scientific principles and concepts.

Original post blogged on 9th October 2018, Re-blogged due to moved domain.