Dienstag, August 23, 2016

Zoo animals & Bird life studies -Riesa zoo / Saxony

I`m just back from a short five days trip to Saxony visiting family and close relatives.
There is a small zoo with mainly european species and couldn`t miss the chance to make some life studies.Here they are the results..
Eagle owl study, Faber -Castell Pitt artist pen

Brown hare , head study, Bic pen

Brown hare detail, Bic pen

Brown hare study, Faber -Castell Pitt artist pen

Common crane,  Bic pen

European mouflon, Bic pen & Faber -Castell Pitt artist pen

Japanese green pheasant study, Bic pen

Przewalski horse, Bic pen

Roe deer female, Faber -Castell Pitt artist pen

White stork study, Bic pen & Faber -Castell Pitt artist pen

Dienstag, Juli 19, 2016

Steppe eagle and Night heron at Wildpark Poing

A juv. Night heron head study, an unusual sighting of a migrating bird, at the pond close to the Bear enclosure. Faber-Castell Pitt pen

One more study of the same bird, Faber-Castell Pitt pen

haven`t been in Wildpark in Poing for months, I went there today in the morning, and was happily surprised by a new member in their raptor collection, this juv. Steppe eagle. I couldn`t miss the chance to portray this beautiful bird..Life study, watercolours

Steppe eagle juv. head study,Staedtler fineliner & Gelly Roll Basic white pen on toned paper

Montag, Juli 18, 2016

Munich zoo latest studies

Male lion speedy sketch, yesterday in Munich zoo, Faber-Castell Pitt pen

Young eurasian lynx life study, Faber-Castell Pitt pen



A rather unusual study for me , a Przewalski horse sketched in Munich zoo yesterday, where I tried to show the muscle parts clearly, for a couple of students. Faber-Castell Pitt pen & Bic pen

A great White pelican life study I did yesterday in Munich zoo, Bic pen

Donnerstag, Juli 14, 2016

Life studies on toned paper-Munich zoo

Since I´ve done several illustrations on toned paper , and meanwhile I feel comfortable with this medium, I decided to use this technique for life studies this time.
Dwarf crocodile, life study in the zoo, today in the morning , Staedtler fineliner & Gelly Roll Basic white pen on toned paper

Eurasian lynx life study, Staedtler fineliner & Gelly Roll Basic white pen on toned paper
A ..half Nicobar pigeon, life study, Staedtler fineliner & Gelly Roll Basic white pen on toned paper

The male sumatran Orangutan from Munich zoo, life study, Staedtler fineliner & Gelly Roll Basic white pen on toned paper.The most detailed study I`ve done from life so far using this technique.


Dienstag, Juli 05, 2016

Munich zoo-today`s life studies

The weather was excellent and decided to go back to the zoo to
work from life.
There was a hope to make some coloured work today,but it was too hot, and my time was also limited.
Eventually I gave up, and did only b & w studies..

Dwarf crocodile, my second life study of this rare reptile after sechs months..Staedtler fineliner 

Blue -yellow macaw pair life study,today in the morning Staedtler fineliner 
Przewalski horse speedy study in the zoo, Staedtler fineliner 

Indian elephant, life study ,Staedtler fineliner

Azara's-agouti, life study , Staedtler fineliner

Freitag, Juli 01, 2016

Munich zoo, Macaws and other life studies

Bactrian camel, Staedtler fineliner

A blue & yellow macaw study today in the morning in Munich zoo. Staedtler fineliner & watercolours 

Blue yellow macaw life study, Staedtler fineliner

Great white pelican life study, Staedtler fineliner

Azara's-agouti, Staedtler fineliner

Freitag, Juni 10, 2016

More mammal life studies from Munich zoo

Javan Bantengs belong to my favorite wild cattle species, but didn`t have the chance and time to study them often. I hope to be able to get back soon for a coloured study
Javan Banteng young bull, Staedtler fineliner

Banteng cow detail,Staedtler fineliner

A Banteng cow while ruminating, Staedtler fineliner

Canadian bison bull, resting, Staedtler fineliner