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
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.
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
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..
This morning I was able to visit after months the Schloss Nymphenburg , in Munich, looking for a Tawny owl in the park which was not painted yet..Thanks to good friend Heinz Peter , who confirmed his preseence, I went there early in the morning and managed to do this watercolour study.Attached also a short video taken by the same friend during the action..
Though I did a couple of "portrait" studies of this reptile in the past , never tried to capture the "whole" before..It was about time! Dwarf crocodile, Faber-Castell artist Pitt pen Indian elephant study, sketched today in the Munich zoo. It was a kind of demonstration , showing important anatomical features
Eurasian eagle owl study, Bic pen Peregrine falcon study, Bic pen Red kite watercolour study, Wildpark Poing -Munich Barn owl study , Faber-Castell artist Pitt pen, Bruinehaar-Netherlands One more study of the same Barn owl , Faber-Castell artist Pitt pen, Bruinehaar-Netherlands A eurasian eagle owl study which has never been finished, because I wasn`t pleased with it and gave up Eagle owl head study, Faber-Castell artist Pitt pen
I`m just back from a short five days trip to Saxony visiting family and close relatives. There is a small zoo with mainly european species and couldn`t miss the chance to make some life studies.Here they are the results.. Eagle owl study, Faber -Castell Pitt artist pen Brown hare , head study, Bic pen Brown hare detail, Bic pen Brown hare study, Faber -Castell Pitt artist pen Common crane, Bic pen European mouflon, Bic pen & Faber -Castell Pitt artist pen Japanese green pheasant study, Bic pen Przewalski horse, Bic pen Roe deer female, Faber -Castell Pitt artist pen White stork study, Bic pen & Faber -Castell Pitt artist pen
A juv. Night heron head study, an unusual sighting of a migrating bird, at the pond close to the Bear enclosure. Faber-Castell Pitt pen One more study of the same bird, Faber-Castell Pitt pen haven`t been in Wildpark in Poing for months, I went there today in the morning, and was happily surprised by a new member in their raptor collection, this juv. Steppe eagle. I couldn`t miss the chance to portray this beautiful bird..Life study, watercolours Steppe eagle juv. head study, Staedtler fineliner & Gelly Roll Basic white pen on toned paper
Male lion speedy sketch, yesterday in Munich zoo, Faber-Castell Pitt pen Young eurasian lynx life study, Faber-Castell Pitt pen A rather unusual study for me , a Przewalski horse sketched in Munich zoo yesterday, where I tried to show the muscle parts clearly, for a couple of students. Faber-Castell Pitt pen & Bic pen A great White pelican life study I did yesterday in Munich zoo, Bic pen
Since I´ve done several illustrations on toned paper , and meanwhile I feel comfortable with this medium, I decided to use this technique for life studies this time. Dwarf crocodile, life study in the zoo, today in the morning , Staedtler fineliner & Gelly Roll Basic white pen on toned paper Eurasian lynx life study, Staedtler fineliner & Gelly Roll Basic white pen on toned paper A ..half Nicobar pigeon, life study, Staedtler fineliner & Gelly Roll Basic white pen on toned paper The male sumatran Orangutan from Munich zoo, life study, Staedtler fineliner & Gelly Roll Basic white pen on toned paper.The most detailed study I`ve done from life so far using this technique.
The weather was excellent and decided to go back to the zoo to work from life. There was a hope to make some coloured work today,but it was too hot, and my time was also limited. Eventually I gave up, and did only b & w studies.. Dwarf crocodile, my second life study of this rare reptile after sechs months..Staedtler fineliner Blue -yellow macaw pair life study,today in the morning Staedtler fineliner Przewalski horse speedy study in the zoo, Staedtler fineliner Indian elephant, life study ,Staedtler fineliner Azara's-agouti, life study , Staedtler fineliner
Bactrian camel, Staedtler fineliner A blue & yellow macaw study today in the morning in Munich zoo. Staedtler fineliner & watercolours Blue yellow macaw life study, Staedtler fineliner Great white pelican life study, Staedtler fineliner Azara's-agouti, Staedtler fineliner
Javan Bantengs belong to my favorite wild cattle species, but didn`t have the chance and time to study them often. I hope to be able to get back soon for a coloured study Javan Banteng young bull, Staedtler fineliner Banteng cow detail,Staedtler fineliner A Banteng cow while ruminating, Staedtler fineliner Canadian bison bull, resting, Staedtler fineliner