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!

Dienstag, Mai 16, 2017

New zoo studies

I spend few hours in the zoo today..No much reward except of this Apennine chamois study and a couple of Blackbird sketches. Various fineliners and markers



Donnerstag, Mai 11, 2017

Falcon studies at Wildpark Poing

I spend few hours in Wildpark Poing (close to Munich) today in the morning. This is my first ever study of a Gyrfalcon from life.According to falconer one of the siberian race. Still moulting, missing few primaries and tail feathers.I`d love to do some more studies of the Peregrines too, but my time was limited and I managed to sketch just a couple of head studies. Bic pen & fineliners

Dienstag, Mai 02, 2017

Tawny owl chick study

I went back to the park today hoping to spot the owlets and paint them in watercolour if possible.Three of them moved to the forest with their parents hidden in the foliage, but this one showed himself pretty well.It was cold and windy and I decided to make a b& w study and I didn`t regret it. Has been sketched using various fineliners

Samstag, April 29, 2017

Tawny owl nestlings in Nymphenburg park

My very first encounter with a couple of Tawny owl chicks sitting on a branch 10 meters above the ground in Nymphenburg park today in the morning. The weather was still cold but sunny and I managed eventually to complete this study using various fineliners.


Sonntag, April 23, 2017

Riesa zoo-Saxony, Life studies-Easter 2017

I`m just back from a holiday week to North -eastern Germany, visiting relatives over Easter days. The weather conditions were aweful with temperatures arounf zero! and snowfall sometimes..But I managed to do some work outdoors wearing gloves
Common Raven study, Unipin fineliners

Prussian carp study, Unipin fineliners & Bic pen

Speedy sketches of a European brown hare and a little Owl.Unipin fineliners
European brown hare and Quail, two studies sketched within few minutes,Unipin fineliners

A red Fox study, still wearing his winter coat, Unipin fineliners

Red Kite study, Unipin fineliners

One more study of the same bird, Red Kite , Unipin fineliners

Spruce tree study, Unipin fineliners

European wild cat study, Unipin fineliner

One more study of the european wildcats in the local zoo. Restless fellows didn`t show themselves a lot. Unipin fineliners

Something caught the attention of this wild cat, but only briefly.Unipin fineliners

Donnerstag, März 30, 2017

PEREGRINE FALCON STUDY

A rather speedy Peregrine falcon(captive bird) study painted using Gouache colours on toned paper in Wildpark Poing today in the morning.(still half-finished)