Pen & Ink

Pen & Ink

Most of the illustrations that appear below have been published in one form or another but unfortunately, I can not remember where. I will update as and when I found their publication.

Pen and ink drawing of Golden Eagle from school art project c1973 copy

Believe it or not this is one of my first pen and ink drawings done at school in 1972 or 73. It is supposed to be a Golden Eagle but it now looks more like a female Capercaille now. You have to start somewhere I guess.

Line drawing of Nightjar and Speckled Wood Butterfly. Bill Morton

European Nightjar and Speckled Wood Butterfly.

Line drawing of Arctic Skua off Meols for the Wirrall RSPB Groups AGM prize draw. Bill Morton

Arctic Skua off Meols. I donated this illustration to the Wirral RSPB Members Group AGM 1987 prize draw.

Pencil sketches for book of wildlife poems. Bill Morton   Line drawing of Grey Wagtail for book of Poems. Bill Morton

The upper drawing of the two is a rough pencil sketch for the finished illustration of a Grey Wagtail below. It was drawn for a book of poems called a ‘Thoughtfulness of Sparrows’ written by Peter Walton.

Line drawing of Quail. Bill Morton.

One of my personal favourites is this drawing of a Quail singing at Pund, Fair Isle.

Line-drawing of Red-rumped Swallow. Bill MortonLine-drawing of Red-rumped Swallow. Bill Morton.

Red-rumped Swallows.

Line-drawing of Nesting Sand Martins (left hand side). Bill Morton    Red-breasted Nuthatch. North Norfolk. Bill Morton

Nesting Sand Martins (left hand side). This is one half of a big display panel I illustrated for a display board.

Red-breasted Nuthatch. North Norfolk. British Birds magazine.

Line-drawing of Trogan, Bill Morton   Line-drawing of Sandgrouse. Bill Morton

Trogan. Sandgrouse.

Illustration of (nesting) Mistle Thrush. Bill Morton   Line-drawing of Tufted Duck (pair).Bill Morton

Mistle Thrush (nesting). Cheshire and Wirral Breeding Bird Atlas. Tufted Ducks (pair).

Line drawing of (male) Pintail. Bill Morton.    Line-drawing of SAmerican Wigeon (male). Bill Morton

Pintail (drake). ‘The Birds of Frodsham Marsh’. American Wigeon (male). This was one in a series of species used in a greetings cards collection.

Line drawing of (male) Ring-necked Duck. Bill Morton   Line drawing of (drake) Surf Scoter. Bill Morton.

Ring-necked Duck (drake). Surf Scoter (drake).

Line drawing of (imm male) Harlequin Duck. Bill Morton.   Illustration-Line drawing of American Scoter copy

Harlequin Duck (immature male), Shetland. American Scoter (drake). Illustration for an identification article.

Line drawing of (drake) Smew. Bill Morton   Illustration of Arctic Redpoll. Bill Morton

Smew (drake) .  Arctic Redpoll. Birding World magazine.

Line-drawing of Red-backed Shrike (female). Bill Morton   Line-drawing of Woodchat Shrike (male). Bill Morton

Red-backed Shrike (female). British Birds. Woodchat Shrike (male). British Birds.

Line-drawing of Yellow-breasted Bunting. Bill Morton   Line-drawing of Siberian Stonechat. Bill Morton.

Yellow-breasted Bunting. Bird Watching magazine. Siberian Stonechat (juvenile).

Line-drawing of Rufous Bush Chat. Bill Morton   Line-drawing of Sanderling.Bill Morton

Rufous Bush Chat and Sanderling. Birds of the United Arab Emirates.

Line-drawing of Subalpine Warbler. Bill Morton   Line-drawing of Ring-necked Parakeet Bill Morton

Subalpine Warbler. Ring-necked Parakeet.

Line-drawing of Namacqua Dove. Bill Morton   Line-drawing of Naumann's Thrush. Bill Morton

Namacqua Dove. Birds of the United Arab Emirates. Naumann’s Thrush. This was one in a series of species used in a greetings cards collection.

Line-drawing of Pacific Golden Plover. Bill Morton   Line-drawing of Little Ringed Plover BIOTY. Bill Morton

Pacific Golden Plover. Cover illustration for British Birding by Ted Abraham. Little Ringed Plover Bird Illustrator of the Year. This drawing was my first ever entry for the competition I think it was 1981?

Line drawing of Stilt Sandpiper (digitally enhanced). Bill Morton   Line-drawing of Kentish Plover on nest (female). Bill Morton

Stilt Sandpiper (digitally enhanced). Kentish Plover on nest (female).

Line drawing of rare waders. Bill Morton   Line drawing of Killdeer. Bill Morton.

Rare waders (Pec, Stilt and Broad-billed Sands). Killdeer.

Illustration of Collarded Pratincole at Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton.   Illustration-Line drawing of Red-necked Phalarope (juvenile). Bill Morton

Collared Pratincole at Frodsham Marsh. Red-necked Phalarope (juvenile).

Illustration-Line drawing of Redshank. Bill Morton   Line drawing of Buff-breasted Sandpiper. Bill Morton

Redshank and Buff-breasted Sandpiper.

Line drawing of Sevenvale Ringing Group. Bill Morton   Line-drawing of Evermann's Redstart. Bill Morton

Line drawing of Sevenvale Ringing Group . I did this one for my old mate Gordon Avery from Gloucester. Evermann’s Redstart.

Illustration of Yellow-vented Bulbul for the PhoenixNo 10, Dec'93. Bill Morton   Line-drawing of Black Drongho for 'the Birds of the United Arab Emirates'. Bill Morton

Yellow-vented Bulbul for (the Arabian Bird Society) Phoenix No 10, Dec’ 93. Black Drongo for ‘The Birds of the United Arab Emirates’ .

Line-drawing of Desert Sparrow for 'the Birds of the United Arab Emirates'. Bill Morton   Illustration-Line drawing of Common Waxbill. Bill Morton.

Desert Sparrow for ‘The Birds of the United Arab Emirates’. Common Waxbill.

Line drawing of White-faced Bulbul from 'The Birds of the United Emirates'. Bill Morton   Illustration-Line drawing of Desert Finch. Bill Morton

White-faced Bulbul from ‘The Birds of the United Emirates’. Desert Finch for the ‘The Birds of the United Emirates’.

Illustration-Line drawing of Scrub Warbler. Bill Morton   Line-drawing of Lesser Short-toed Lark for 'the Birds of the United Arab Emirates'. Bill Morton

Scrub Warbler for ‘The Birds of the United Emirates’. Lesser Short-toed Lark for ‘The Birds of the United Arab Emirates’.

Illustration-Line drawing of Red-headed Bunting (male). Bill Morton   Line drawing of Golden Eagle and prey. Bill Morton.

Red-headed Bunting (male). Golden Eagle and prey for the ‘The Birds of the United Emirates’. .

Line drawing of Hen Harrier.Bill Morton   Line-drawing of Barbary Falcon for 'the Birds of the United Arab Emirates'. Bill Morton

Hen Harrier and Barbary Falcon for ‘The Birds of the United Arab Emirates’.

Illustration-Line drawing of Egyptian Vulture. Bill Morton.

Egyptian Vulture for the ‘The Birds of the United Emirates’.

Line drawing of Dupont's Lark from 'The Birds of the United Emirates'. Bill morton   Illustration of (male) Whinchat. Bill Morton

Dupont’s Lark from ‘The Birds of the United Emirates’ . Whinchat and Butterfly.

Line drawing of Short-eared Owl from The Birds of Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton   Illustration of (male and female) Black Redstart. Bill Morton.

Short-eared Owl from ‘The Birds of Frodsham Marsh’. Breeding Black Redstarts.

Illustration of Firecrest. Bill Morton   Goldcrest. Bill Morton.

Firecrest. Goldcrest for the Cheshire & Wirral Breeding Bird Atlas. .

Illustration of Alpine Swift. Bill Morton   Line drawing of Pacific Swifts. Bill Morton

Alpine Swift and Pacific Swifts.

Illustration-Line drawing of Rock Dove. Bill Morton   Line drawing of Blue Pitta.Bill Morton

Rock Dove for the ‘The Birds of the United Emirates’. Blue Pitta.

Line drawing of Dipper. Bill Morton.    Line drawing of Red-eyed Vireo. Bill Morton

Dipper and Red-eyed Vireo.

Line-drawing of Little Bunting original (BIofY) copy   Line-drawing of Little Bunting (BIofY draft). Bill Morton

Little Bunting  and draft (Bird Illustrator of the Year Award).

Line-drawing of Sabines Gull. Bill Morton   Illustration of Little Shearwater. Bill Morton

Sabines Gull and Little Shearwater.

Illustration of Little Auk.Bill Morton.    Line drawing of Franklins Gull and other gulls, Martin Mere. Bill Morton.

Little Auk and Franklin’s Gull and other gulls, Martin Mere.

Line drawing of Sabine's Gull from 'The Birds of Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton   Line drawing of Ross's Gull. Bill Morton

Sabine’s Gull from ‘The Birds of Frodsham Marsh’. Ross’s Gull.

Illustration of Whooper Swan. Bill Morton    Line drawing of Waxwings CBR cover. Bill Morton.

Whooper Swan. This was my first drawing for the Cheshire Bird Report 1981 it featured on the back cover. Waxwings for the Cheshire Bird Report cover.

Line drawing of Blue-cheeked Bee-eater. Bill Morton.   Illustration-Line drawing of Hobby. Bill Morton

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater. Birds of the United Arab Emirates. Hobby the logo of Hobby Publications.

Line drawing of Black-shoulder Kite. Bill Morton.   Line drawing of Harrier faces for Scandanavian a journal articleI. Bill Morton.

Black-shoulder Kite for the ‘The Birds of the United Emirates’. Harrier profiles used in a Scandinavian birding journal.

Line-drawing of Butterfly ring (coloured). Bill Morton.

Butterfly Ring (coloured).

Page with line drawing of Frodsham Marsh Birders Map. Bill Morton

Map of Frodsham Marsh pre-1993.

Page with line drawing of British Birding 1984 by Ted Abraham. Bill Morton.

British Birding 1984 by Ted Abraham. Showing Nancy’s Cafe at Cley.

Line drawings of passerines. Bill morton   Line drawings of passerines. 2. Bill Mortony

Passerines part 3.

Line drawing of various birds part 1. Bill Morton.   Line drawings of passerines part 3. Bill Morton.

Various birds part 1.

Illustrations for BIOFY. Bill Morton.   Illustration-Line of Leach's Petrel logos. Bill morton.

Some early attempts for British Birds magazine. Graphic illustrations of Leach’s Petrel logo’s.

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