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.