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Kerkini lake-Autumn scene composition

Last October I spent a week in beautiful Kerkini lake in Northern Greece, guiding  birdwatchers and sketching birds. Check out my previous posts at to see them all:https://dougalis-wildlifeart.blogspot.com/2018/10/kerkini-lake-northern-greece.html
Shortly after my return I`ve got a commission to do an illustration inspired  from a certain scene I managed to sketch on location. Attached, the field sketch, the preliminary study and the finished watercolour based on the sketch and video footage.

Letzte Posts

Bonellis eagle painting and preliminary work

Attached a couple of images, showing  the development of an older painting depicting a Bonelli`s eagle in the rain

Iberian lynx portrait -watercolour demonstration

Attached, this time a portrait of an Iberian lynx I did for an adult evening class few days ago. Here, the various steps as well the completed image.The photographs are not of the best quality but I hope that they show a lot..

The Four Apostles-study after Albrecht Dürer

I spent three hours in the Old masters Gallery today , studying once again works of Albrecht Dürer. In this case the Four Apostles (1526) as well his self-portrait to the left, just to give you an impression how they look like hanging in the Gallery`s wall together. Sepia fineliners

Portrait session-Quick studies

I had an unusual portrait session for me two days ago, with our model posing for 2, 5, 10, 15 and 20 mintutes. I use to be quick when working outdoors but I don`t have to look at the clock in these case. Attached,the images I managed to get within 2 hours in total.Many thanks to Andreas Skrzypnik for organizing this event!

Grizzly Adams drawing

For those who have been born and grew up in the 1970`s like me, the "Grizzly Adams" TV show, has opened my childish mind to a magical world and made me dreaming of living in the wild..It has influenced the way I`m looking at living creatures ever since..Attached a drawing of the main characters Grizzly Adams, "Mad Jack, and bear "Ben", I did today using a Sepia finelinesr and it is based on video

Tawny owl & Duck studies-Nymphenburg Park

After weeks of snowfalls, stormy winds and darkness the sun is back! It was a sunny but a very cold day today, with temperatures below and around zero..
At least there was no wind at all, such a peaceful feeling! I couldn´t miss the chanec to go back to the Park to look after the Owls. I saw at least four and managed to sketch two of them. On my way back to the car I spotted in the small half-frozen lake in the front of the Palace among many Tufted & Pochard ducks, a Ferruginus duck, a real rarity for Germany...