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Penguin Books

30 Animals that made us Smarter by Patrick Aryee

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Pen and ink illustrations for this title focusing on how humans echo animal adaptations with biomimicry. Cover illustrations, and 50 internal images including technical drawings of inventions, detailed close-up views, and portraits of animals.

Lizzie Harper / Penguin Books
illustration of Series of eight pen and ink stippled illustrations to accompany David Attenborough's
illustration of Cover of
illustration of Rhododendron ponticum flowering head 

One of 35 UK Invasive plant species illustrated for a fold-out chart produced by the Field Studies Council, UK
illustration of Blue morpho butterfly

Cover illustration from
illustration of Montage of some of the 20 sketchbook illustrations created for the FOR Swedish Gardening society.  This is an online resource with information about invasive plants for gardeners to look out for.
illustration of One of a pair of ornithological illustrations commissioned by a private client; both of swallows flying
illustration of Illustration of Deer for packaging of
illustration of One of a series of illustrations of ants for the UK Guide to Wood Ants (produced by National Parks)

The guide also includes detailed illustrations of the life cycle stages, and species specific close ups of diagnostic features.
illustration of Series of pen and ink illustrations for the packaging of Fernway products.

Illustrations include peach, bramble, pine, floral, grapefruit, fern, blueberry, and mint..
illustration of Blue bonnet Lupin Lupinus polyphyllus sketchbook illustration for FOR Sweden.  

One of 12 invasive speices illustrated in this sketchbook botanical illustration style.

To be used for display on invasive species at the Horticultural society
illustration of Botanical illustrations for identification guide of seaside flowers.

Over 40 full colour watercolour illustrations.
animation of Lizzie explains how to complete a watercolour botanical illustration of a pink Zinnia flower.  Commissioned by the New England Society of Botanical Artists.
animation of Real time explanation of how to complete a botanical illustration using pen and ink.  Techniques covered include simple line drawing, stippling and tackling shadows.
animation of Botanical illustration of white flowers in real time: Lizzie demonstrates and explains how to paint white flowers using watercolour, showcasing four different approaches.
illustration of Venus's Flower basket Euplectella aspergillum with spicules detail

One of a series of pen and ink illustrations for
illustration of Clover illustrations used on Flora Sweden packaging products - licensed re-use of existing illustrations
illustration of Illustration for Bantham Hay Meadows Interpretation Board

Idealised landscape including numerous animals and plant species
illustration of Rowan berries and blossom Sorbus aucuparia botanical illustration

Illustrated for wedding stationary
illustration of Natural science watercolor illustration of the Field vole with grass behind, for use on an interpretation panel welcoming visitors to a new wildlife reserve in Gloucestershire, England.
illustration of Botanical illustrations of blackberry, dandelion, and seaweed used on the cover art of
illustration of Jackdaw perched on a lichen covered post
illustration of Entomological illustration of the Seven spot ladybird Coccinella septempunctata
illustration of Botanical illustration of the gentian flower Gentiana acaulis.
illustration of Botanical illustration of the Monkey puzzle Tree.

Book cover art of
illustration of One of 37 botanical illustrations for an identification chart of Coastal flowers of UK
illustration of Hereford bull natural history illustrations used on packaging for
illustration of Series of botanical illustrations for six postage stamps,, Jersey Post's
illustration of Japanese rose Rosa rugosa with flower and rosehip.

One of 35 UK Invasive plant species illustrated for a fold-out chart produced by the Field Studies Council, UK
illustration of Natural history illustration of the Red headed or common cardinal beetle.  Watercolor on paper.  For Gloucester county council's new wildlife nature reserve.
animation of Brief synopsis of some of the botanical, natural history, natural science, and sciart illustrations I've done over the years for clients in the publishing industry
illustration of Pen and ink illustration of cherries for
illustration of House sparrow Passer domesticus with rose hips and foliage
illustration of White Admiral butterfly showing top and underside of wings, resting on a blackberry or bramble bearing flowers and blackberry fruit.

For Norfolk County Council, Uk, 2018
illustration of Ornithological illustration of the Atlantic Puffin Fratercula arctica
illustration of Sciart naturalhistory naturalscience landscape illustration of Woodstock Water meadow habitat featuring animals, wildlife, and botanicalillustrations of plants in that environment.  

Bat, Crayfish, Moorhen, Kingfisher, Heron, Pondskaters, mayfly, perch, divingbeetle, himalayanbalsam, invasives, yellow flag, iris, otter, dragonfly, swallow, willow, alder, aquatic, birds, fish, insects, bugs, mammals, botany, wildflowers, European, British, countryside
illustration of This is a sketchbook botanical illustration study of the Fox and Cubs wildflower Pilosella aurantiaca.  Once I've completed these drawing studies and partial paintings I can recreate the plant out of season if required to do so for a commission.
illustration of Fold out identification chart produced by the Field Studies Council of 25 common plants which can be foraged and eaten or cooked with from the British hedgerows and countryside
illustration of Hottentot fig Carpobrotus edulis

One of a series of 42 botanical illustration for use on an identification chart of Invasive species to the UK
illustration of Natural History science sciart entomology illustration of the leidoptera moth species on clover trifolium.  For an identification interpretation panel on a nature reserve, Wildlife Trusts environmental charity UK
illustration of Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus on rown berries, ornithological illustration compelted as a private commission
illustration of Persian hogweed Heracleum persicaria

One of a series of 12 botanical illustrations, completed in a sketchbook style.  Used by FOR Sweden for their exhibit at the Swedish horticultural Society.
illustration of Botanical illustration natural history of the early bulbous iris growing in gravel.  For
illustration of Hen Salmon Salmo salar natural science illustration

Used on food packaging in Scandanavia
illustration of Botanical illustration of the Jersey bramble, Rubus caesaria for a postage stamp.

One of six illustrations for Jersey Stamps Post and Go postage issue
illustration of Cover art for
illustration of Botanical illustration of the grassland plant/weed the Marsh thistle for an i.d. chart of British grassland plants
illustration of Botanical illustration of the Hazel Corylus

Sketchbook style botanical illustration for a private commission
illustration of Natural science entomology illustration of the worker bee, sciart drawing, natural history illustration of a hymenoptera insect zoological specimen
illustration of Bison natural science illustration for use on
illustration of Sketchbook study of the Cowslip, showing leaves, habit, and flower details  
Private commission
illustration of Sciart natural science natural history illustration drawing of the red devon cow, a rare breed in the UK for an identification chart on animals and plants of ancient woodland environment and habitat. Nature, farming, dairy, zoology, traditional
illustration of Botanical illustration of Russula fungus species
illustration of Natural science illustration of a rooster, used on the packaging of the
illustration of Beetle natural history sciart illustration for postage stamp mail issue by Jersey Post 2016.  Entomology insect biology painting of a beetle species in its environment
illustration of Botanical drawing diagram of different types of fruit and seed for Rodales'
illustration of Portrait of Camel for greetings card
illustration of Sexton beetle Nicrophorus vespilloides

Natural history illustration of the Sexton beetle; one of a series of six natural science illustrations for Jersey Post's Post and Go
illustration of Mallard Drake ornithological natural science illustration for use on
illustration of Ornithological bird natural history sciart illustration of the African wading bird for a client in Saudi Arabia, a species representative of the sub saharan habitat and fauna and flora of the area to appear on greetings cards
illustration of Biological entomological sciart illustration of the Large Red Damselfly Pyrrhosoma nymphula for one of six postage stamps of Dragonflies and Odonata, completed  for Jersey Post in 2014
illustration of Botanical sciart sketchbook illustration of the waterways and river invasive species for
illustration of Botanical sketchbook illustration of a garden geranium plant including leaves, flowers, and habit sketch. 

One of 62 botanical illustrations for
illustration of Sciart natural history entomological illustration of the Chironomid diptera insect Micropsceptra radialis, adult, larva, head capsule and mentum details of fossilized specimen.

Nature insects flies animals microscopic fossils
illustration of Natural history sciart illustration portrait of the Patagonian Mara or cavy, a south American rodent in the guinea pig family.  Commissioned by Whipsnade Zoo for an interpretation and identification panel on grazing mammals (Zoological Society of London)
illustration of Natural science sciart entomological illustration of Heterorrhina elegans, an Indian flower chafer scarab beetle.
illustration of Salmonberry Rubus spectabilis botanical illustration.

One of a series of 42 illustrations for an identification chart to Invasive species of the UK
illustration of Natural science sciart bird ornithological illustration of the European oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus on cliff top with flowers and plants associated with British seaside marine habitat
illustration of Natural history science sciart landscape illustration of the salt marsh estuary habitat and biome including habitat features, wildlife; representative insect, bird, mollusc, crustacean, duck, cricket, butterfly, shell, detritus, elasmobranch egg cases, mud flats, egret.  For an interactive online site showing habitat management for land owners.  Natural England UK
illustration of Traditional Botanical sciart watercolour illustration of the Hedge bindweed Calystegia sepium wildlflower and weed for an identification chart of common British plants and flowers of the wayside and hedgerow.
illustration of Beautiful demoiselle natural science illustration enotomological sciart for and identification board for a British wildlife charity
illustration of Comma butterfly Polygonia c-album

Entomological sciart illustration of this common British butterfly
illustration of Pencil sciart natural history illustration of the tiny mammal, the common shrew Sorex araneus.  

Chapter opener (one of 12) used in
illustration of Ruby Throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris

Ornithological illustration of this beautiful tiny bird sucking nectar from a flower.

Private commission
illustration of Sciart natural science illustration of a reed bed habitat and environment including the wildlife and plants found there.  Cross section of water shows micro-organisms, other species shown include insects, mammals, fish, amphibians, and birds.  Used as a double page spread in a Conservation Magazine
illustration of Scientific Illustration of blue bottle fly Calliphora entomological illustration from biological specimen found on the windowsill
illustration of Botanical sciart natural history science illustration of the edible wild plant Wild plum showing flower and blossom, fruit, twig.  For use on a fold out identification i.d. chart for botanists and amateurs to take into the field to find edible wild plants to forage from the countryside.  Field Studies Council, environmental publishiers
illustration of Exploded view of a bee hive showing construction, component parts of a modern bee hive.  Information graphic commissioned by BBC Books for a book on bee keeping.
illustration of Botanical and decorative illustration of the Saudi Arabia plant for a greetings card of typical horticulture subjects
illustration of Natural history botanical illustration of the Male scaly fern Drytopteris affinis for an identification guide and interpreation board on ancient woodland habitat and environments.  Plants, pterophyte, fern. fronds, decorative, flower art
illustration of Natural history sicart illustration of a Cross section of Hay meadow for BBC Wildlife Magazine

Animal and plant species included into a watercolour landscape
illustration of Scientific illustration sciart natural science graphic showing three of the main types of fresh water micro organisms; euglenoid, ameoba, and cilliate microscopic organisms, including their organelles
illustration of Botanical illustration of the Common nettle for an identification chart of edible plants to forage from nature and the wild, and then to eat.  Client is Field Studies Council UK
illustration of Natural history illustration of a domestic pet tabby cat in a kitchen interior for a greetings card
illustration of Botanical illustration of the edible field mushroom fungus Agaricus campestris showing gills, cap, stipe, and young and old specimens.  Used for identification on a chart on foraging for wild plants.
illustration of Canadian Goldenrod Solidago canadensis.

One of a series of 12 botanical illustration sketchbook studies of invasive plants.

Used by FOR in Sweden for their horticuluture exhibition
illustration of Botanical illustration of Somerset Red-streak apples.

Completed for box presented to HRH Queen Elizabeth II on the ocassion of her Golden Jubilee
illustration of Infographic natural science sciart illustration of a wildlife pond and how to build one, in cross section.  Illustrations includes pond wildlife and plant species.  Used as a how-to step-by-step spot illustration in a magazine article on wildlife and sustainable living.
illustration of Botanical pencil graphite illustration of the bruseels sprout plant to grow in a vegetable or salad garden.  Commissioned by Rodale Publishing for the
illustration of Natural history illustration of the Hog deer, used for an identification and interpretation board at Whipsnade Zoo (Zoological Society of London)
illustration of Baobab Adansonia oen and ink illustration.

Botanical illustration from
illustration of Botanical illustration of the Nostalgia rose.

One of a series of six postage stamps for a
illustration of Line landscape illustration of a winter wonderland snowy village scene for
illustration of Natural history entomological illustration of the Small Tortoiseshell butterfly Aglais urticae
illustration of Fly agaric Amanita muscaria

Botanical illustration of this iconic fungus species
illustration of Natural science sciart natural history illustration of the common garden snail mollusc gastropod pest.  Commissioned for an identification interpretation board on horticulture pests by Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust UK
illustration of Mushroom Agaricus campestris

botanical illustration for a greetings card featuring edible fungal species one can forage for
illustration of Sciart natural history science illustration of the European  reptile legless lizard the slow worm Anguis fragilis.  Commissioned by Random House Publishing for
illustration of National Geographic books infographic map garden plan of a stylized small garden planted for ornithology bird watching bird feeders.


I'm a free-lance natural science/ botanical illustrator working for publishers, environmental bodies, charities, packaging companies, ad agencies, and postage stamp publishers. I work traditionally, by hand, in watercolour, pen and ink, and graphite. I'm always open to new clients and fresh commissions, and would love to hear from you if you have a project you feel my work would be appropriate for. I have an online library of over 1500 illustrations available for licensed re-use, please go to to browse. My work appears in books ranging from Streeters "HarperCollins Flower Guide" to Adele Nozedar's "Hedgerow Handbook" and "Garden Forager" all the way through to adult colouring in books. I live happily in the beautiful Welsh border town of Hay on Wye with a long-suffering husband, two children, and a wide assortment of skulls, sketchbooks, and dead bugs.


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