Mittwoch, Juli 19, 2017

Harpy eagle & Steller`s sea eagle-Nuremberg zoo

I`ve spend several hours in Nuremberg zoo with a good friend yesterday, sketching and having fun! Attached, the day`s "harvest"..
Harpy eagle life study in Nuremberg zoo,Derwent line makers of graphit tone & Faber Castell pitt pens

Steller´s sea eagle male life study in Nuremberg zoo,Derwent line makers of graphit tone & Faber Castell pitt pens

Dienstag, Juli 04, 2017

Raptor studies-Castle Rosenburg

After more than 10 years I had the chance to go back and visit the castle of Rosenburg 120 km north of Munich. This medieval building has been transformed to an attractive falconry museum, and holds an interesting Raptor collection. This is what I managed to sketch during my stay there. I must go back for sure!
Steller`s sea eagle juv. study. Derwent line makers of graphit tone & Faber Castell pitt pens
Steller`s sea eagle, juv. Half -fnished study. Derwent line makers of graphit tone & Faber Castell pitt pens
A speedy study of an African fish eagle sunbathing. Derwent line makers of graphit tone & Faber Castell pitt pens

Bald eagle study. Derwent line makers of graphit tone & Faber Castell pitt pens


Donnerstag, Juni 22, 2017

Hellabrunn(Zoo Munich) New studies

Many of my friends know that I`m a regular visitor of Munich zoo 20 years now.Hundreds of studies have been created on location , I met a lot of interesting people, made friends, and most of all I`ve learned a lot working from life and still do..Yesterday was again such a warm day, and couldn`t resist the temptation to go there and try my luck.Attached the studies I managed to complete or at least to start with..
Banteng bull resting, Derwent fineliners ,Faber Castell Pitt pens and Unipin fineliners
A speedy sketch of young Banteng bull, Derwent fineliners ,

The finished study of the other Dwarf crocodile, the female in this case. Derwent fineliners ,Faber Castell Pitt pens and Unipin fineliners

Dwarf crocodile study, initial sketch using Derwent fineliners . I didn`t get it finished, `cause the reptile jumped in to the water and disappeared in a small cave .

Lion head study, Derwent fineliners

Sumatran orangutan study, Derwent fineliners ,Faber Castell Pitt pens

Freitag, Juni 09, 2017

Paptor studies at Wildpark Poing

Wildpark Poing is beautifuly located very close to Munich, and I use to visit it regularly because of their mainly eurasian Bird and mammal collection, but most of all because of the Raptors. I had yesterday the chance to be there, and managed to get some studies finished.



Freitag, Juni 02, 2017

Munich zoo- speedy studies

I met an old friend yesterday and went to Munich zoo to sketch. I didn`t manage to make a lot of fieldwork , except of these two,attached also the unfinished ones, but I enjoyed the time..






Dienstag, Mai 30, 2017

Nürnberg zoo - Life studies

I went back to the Nürnberg zoo , but this time alone , hoping to do some fieldwork.The day was extremely warm, summer-like at 32 °C! Thanks God, there are a lot of trees in the zoo and I looked for shady places. Attached , the yesterday`s "harvest"...

Harpy eagle watercolour study at Nürnberg zoo
Harpy eagle, speedy head study in Nürnberg zoo, sketched from life using various fineliners



Speedy sketch of one of the main entrance statues in Nürnberg zoo. Derwent graphik liner, grey tone
An immature grey heron , one of many in Nürnberg zoo. I used various fineliners to sketch it

Steller`s sea eagle , speedy sketch in Nürnberg zoo

Sonntag, Mai 21, 2017

Harpy eagle study in Nürnberg zoo

I spend yesterday many hours in the wonderful Nürnberg zoo with my family. I didn`t have too much time to draw something, but the majestic Harpy eagle posed to be portrayed, and I couldn`t resist to give it a try. After a couple of failed attempts I managed to complete this one.The negative surprise for me was that almost none of the visitors was able to identify the bird.. It has been almost always mistaken for an owl , and an other one called it a hybrid between an owl and an eagle!