I’m Julia Bausenhardt, an illustrator and field sketcher based in Kassel, Germany.

I’m passionate about natural science illustration and nature sketching: I draw and paint birds, wildlife, landscapes, butterflies, fungi, botanical art, and more. See my full portfolio.

I explore and discover the natural world through observing it in my sketchbook. Field sketching is an important part of seeing the world for me, and I’m dedicated to show people how they can connect to nature through keeping a nature sketchbook. Take a sketching class.

I share my sketching and painting adventures on my blog and give sketching tips throughout the seasons, as well as video tutorials, tips for watercolor painting, nature journaling and drawing in ink.


My illustration portfolio

If any of my illustrations spark your interest and you’d like to commission me for your next project, please get in touch.

Bird Illustration
Wildlife Illustration
Field Sketching
Botanical Illustration

See my full portfolio


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