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!

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