Date: 18 o3 2021
Purpose: Artwork for a new book.
Date: 19 o2 2021
Purpose: Examples for an article about my artwork in RAVON magazine.
Purpose: Commissioned artwork for a new botany book “herbs, small woody plants and climbing plants in Slovenian forests”
Date: 13 January 2021
Purpose: Commissioned artwork for foundation RAVON
Date: 25 January 2021
Purpose: Free work
Date: 6 January 2021
Purpose: Free work
Date: 4 January 2021
Purpose: Artwork in support of the mountain chicken conservation project.
Date: 1 January 2021
Purpose: Artwork in support of river conservation in Slovenia, for project ZA SAVO.
Description: Numerous dams impact river habitats worldwide. Too few people realise that they also affect us. Because of the construction of hydropower plants, drinking water quality deteriorates, ground water levels drop and recreation at a river becomes a life-threatening activity.
Date: 17 November 2020
Purpose: commissioned artwork for Insitute Ecosensys in the Netherlands. These drawings are meant for PowerPoint presentations and reports about meadow ecology.
Description: Drawing lapwings and black-tailed godwits took me back to my youth, when these birds were breeding in every Dutch meadow. Since then, times have changed. Agriculture has become much more intensive and the balance shifted away from wading birds in favour of grass-eating species which nest away from the meadows, like geese and coots. Some predators have become scarce as well, including weasel and stoat. Others, like the black crow and fox, can easily find the last remaining nests in the uniform short grass of intensive meadows.
Date: 1 November 2020
Purpose: made for a presentation about the management of a protected area in Slovenia.
Description: I made this drawing to show the impact which carp have on a pond. I selected a few obvious changes: the disappearance of water plants (eaten by carp), algae bloom (green water) and some secondary effects: the disappearance of clear water fish (rudd and pike as examples), the disappearance if aquatic invertebrates (dragonflies as an example) and the reduction of bird diversity (a mallard remains, but little grebe and kingfisher disappear).
These pictures were quite a success of facebook, where they got shared many times 🙂
Date: 21 October 2020
Purpose: made for the layman’ report of project LIFE ARTEMIS
Description: To effectively manage invasive species, we have to pay attention to potentially invasive species, which are not yet present in our country or which occur in only a few places. These are the species, for which spread and environmental damage in forests can still be prevented with rapid management response. This goal became the focus of the project LIFE ARTEMIS. The layman report will provide an overview of the activities and achievements of the project, and in this way, it is a basis for further work on this topic.
I am making such small icons quite often. They are relatively basic and in colour adapted to the layout of the report. Such small additions are a great help to see what the text is about and to me, make the difference between a dry text and an interesting looking presentation 🙂