Donnerstag, Februar 23, 2017

Nymphenburg park- A reddish phase Tawny owl study

I heard of the very promising weather forecast today, and went to one of the well known Tawny owl daytime roosts in Nymphenburg park. To my surprise I saw in the same hole an individual of the reddish phase,obviously the partner of the owl I drew last week. Despite the strong wind,I managed at least to finish my study, my first of a reddish Tawny owl from life..watercolours

Samstag, Februar 18, 2017

Bearded vulture & Steller`s sea eagle studies



I spend my day yesterday in Nürnberg, meeting clients in a Fair. I knew I had time after the meeting and went to the zoo hoping to sketch some of the raptors. They have a great collection of eagles and vultures and couldn`t resist to make a study of this bearded vulture. The weather was against me it was raining all the time and I had to hold umbrella and sketchbook with the left hand and sketching with the right..I used various fineliners.
Bearded vulture study, sketched using various finliners

The majestic Steller`s sea eagle has been sketched also during the rain.
 

Tawny owl-monochrome study




I haven`t been in the "Tawny owl" park for months due to cold weather conditions, and couldn`t miss the chance last Thursday to look after the owls.The weather was almost spring-like and the first owl I met, posed for me enjoying the sunshine.. Staedtler fineliner , Faber Castell Pitt pen & Gelly Roll Basic white pen on toned paper.

Freitag, Januar 27, 2017

Latest life studies from Munich zoo

It has been some time since I`ve uploaded my last life studies on this Blog.
In the meantime I did some work, but only in black and white using fineliners from various brands.

Greater Kudu female

Polar bear head study

Indian elephant

Red ruffed lemur

Mandrill

Eurasian lynx

Rhino iguana

Black Pacu

Lowland gorilla female

Lion male study

Young lowlad gorilla

Dienstag, November 22, 2016

Brown morph tawny owl life study, Nymphenburg park Munich

I`m just back from Nymphenburg park with today`s "harvest", this study of a Tawny owl I know and drew in the past, but it seems that it changed his prefered tree hole, to an other tree , 150 metres away. Watercolours

Dienstag, Oktober 25, 2016

"Langford Press field sketches Award 2016"

I feel excited and grateful to be able to announce that I`m the winner of this year`s "Langford Press Field sketches Award" competiiton. Unfortunately I`m not able to attend the event today, but nevertheless I want to thank the judges in this point, and encourage every artist working outdoors to participate! The originals are to be seen during  "the Natural eye" exhibition of SWLA in the Mall Galleries in London. Attached, the studies I submitted.

Montag, Oktober 24, 2016

One more Tawny owl study



The weather conditions were excellent today and I didn´t miss the chance to spend few hours in Nymphenburg park once again , sketching and painting an other Tawny owl, sitting up on a beech tree very close to the main entrance of the palace. Fineliners and Copic markers/ Tombow dual brush pens 
Tawny owl coloured life study

Tawny owl, sketch, warming up for the coloured study
 

Freitag, Oktober 14, 2016

Life study of The Tawny owl "Kasimir"

I spend few hours in Schloss Nymphenburg, today in the morning, sketching the most famous Tawny owl in Munich the "Kasimir". Because of the very low temperatures I didnt use watercolours but Faber-Castell Fineliners and Copic markers.  I also met many lovely people there..