Illustration

I create illustrations for books, magazines, advertising, and packaging. I specialise in natural history illustration, especially insects and botanical subjects, as well as producing architectural illustrations. This page shows a range of work from across different subject-matter. To see more examples of a particular subject, please explore the dedicated natural history and architecture pages. As you’ll see from the following, my work can range from beautifully simple line drawings, to highly detailed drawings and paintings, to a looser style reminiscent of the nature and exploration journals of yesteryear. To discuss work or commission me, drop me a line.

Atlas Moth diptych (1) by Annabel Carington
Atlas Moth wing (Attacus atlas). Watercolour on paper. ©Annabel Carington 2018.
Orange-girdled Dappeling (Lepiota ignivolvata)
Orange-girdled Dappeling (Lepiota ignivolvata). Dip pen and ink on paper. ©Annabel Carington 2018.
Devil's Bolete (Boletus satanas)
Devil’s Bolete (Boletus satanas). Dip pen and ink on paper. ©Annabel Carington 2018.
Birds eggs
Birds’ Eggs editorial page. Watercolour on paper. ©Annabel Carington 2019.
Hampton Court Palace
Hampton Court Palace. Watercolour and pen on paper. ©Annabel Carington 2018.
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Ice skating at Somerset House. Watercolour on paper. ©Annabel Carington 2018.
Fly Agaric by Annabel Carington (2018)
Fly Agaric deconstructed (Amanita muscaria). Watercolour on paper. ©Annabel Carington, 2018.
magpie moth
Magpie Moth (Abraxas grossulariata). Pencil on paper. ©Annabel Carington 2018.
Peacock Butterfly (Aglais io) 2019
Peacock Butterfly (Aglais io). Watercolour and gold dust on paper. ©Annabel Carington 2019.
European Honeybee, by Annabel Carington
European Honeybee (Apis mellifera mellifera). Watercolour on paper. ©Annabel Carington 2018.
Forest Cuckoo Bumblebee
Forest Cuckoo Bumblebee (Bombus sylvestris). Watercolour on paper. ©Annabel Carington 2018.
December Moth
December Moth (Poecilocampa populi). Watercolour on paper. ©Annabel Carington 2017.
In the Corner of the Woodland
In the Corner of the Woodland. Watercolour on paper. ©Annabel Carington, 2019.
The secret toadstools
The Secret Toadstools. Pencil on paper. ©Annabel Carington, 2019.