Mittwoch, Dezember 20, 2017

Rhino & Mountain hare zoo studies

I`ve spend few hours in the zoo today in the morning. It was pretty cold outside and couldn`t stay long. Attached , two studies I managed to do, a portrait of the male Indian rhino and one of the mountain hares wearing his winter coat. Both sketched using various fineliners and pens on toned paper


Montag, November 27, 2017

Waterbirds sketches-Ismaning reservoir

Few waterbirds speedy studies I did a couple of days ago at Ismaning reservoir close to Munich, using Derwent line makers, Faber castell pitt pens and aided by my telescope.




Donnerstag, November 23, 2017

Mountain hare study-Munich zoo

I`ve spend the whole morning in the zoo today., hoping to make some gesture studies of the mountain hares.They are getting their winter coat at the moment,looking exceptionaly attractive. Eventually , I decided to make a study of the most white one and didn`t regret it.I`ve used mixed media including Copic markers, Faber-Castell pitt pens, and white Gelly roll pen on Moleskine watercolour paper

Freitag, November 10, 2017

Berlin trip -mainly zoo (Tierpark) studies

 I spend a week in Berlin visiting relatives. Unfortunately it was rainy and windy almost all the time, and the only I managed to do was to visit the Natural history museum and the Zoo in East Berlin, only for a morning , a foggy one. Attached , speedy sketches from the Zoo visit,a sketch of a stuffed Harpy eagle  with a macaw as a prey from the museum, as well a study of a co-traveler in the train on our way back to Munich











Mittwoch, Oktober 25, 2017

Tawny owl reddish phase-Nymphenburg park

Autumn is Tawny owl time! Trying to benefit of every sunny minute, I went back to Nymphenburg park and found this Reddish Tawny owl sitting somewhere else (I checked out his markings and colour , and I`m pretty sure that it is the same individual I have painted last week close to main water channel) but still with a very interesting background. Life study , watercolours 


Samstag, Oktober 21, 2017

New studies from Nymphenburg Pak-Tawny owls and Herons

It was a beautiful, sunny autumn day yesterday, and couldn`t resist the temptation to visit the park of Nymphenburg palace when I got a phone call from a friend talking about a new Tawny owl! I was lucky to spot this one close to the main water channel, and spend four hours there to finish this study.
Attached also, an other one and a couple of Grey heron studies sketched also in the park few days ago.



Mittwoch, Oktober 04, 2017

Donnerstag, September 28, 2017

Snowy owl watercolour study

My first watercolour from life after months, and my first ever Snowy owl watercolour study from life! A "session" of four hours today in the morning in Munich zoo.

Sonntag, September 24, 2017

Bald eagle sketch-at Rosenburg castle

The only study I managed to do during a family day-excursion to northern Bavaria, visiting the Rosenburg castle and its Raptor collection. Bald eagle male (falconry bird), Derwent fineliners & Faber Castell Pitt pens

Freitag, September 22, 2017

Snowy owl & Mountain hare new studies-Munich zoo

I spend once again several hours in front of the new enclosures studying the Snowy owl and the mountain hares. It`s time to do a coloured study next time , I guess...





Donnerstag, August 24, 2017

Tawny owl study- Numphenburg Palace

After months of absence I went to Nymphenburg palace park looking for the Owls.
I saw three of them but the leaves didn`t allow any proper study, and eventually  I
did a drawing of the one close to the main water canal, since I didn`t get
any better chance...


Samstag, Juli 29, 2017

Speedy sketches-Munich zoo

Short visit to the zoo today accompanied by my daughter. Attached the only sketches I managed to do, since it was impossible to stay on a spot longer than 5-10 minutes..I was "forced " then by my daughter to move on to the next enclosure

Young Indian rhino resting, Munich zoo, Derwent line makers of graphit tone & Faber Castell pitt pens

Siberian tiger sketch, today in the morning in Munich zoo,
Derwent line makers of graphit tone & Faber Castell pitt pens

Mittwoch, Juli 19, 2017

Harpy eagle & Steller`s sea eagle-Nuremberg zoo

I`ve spend several hours in Nuremberg zoo with a good friend yesterday, sketching and having fun! Attached, the day`s "harvest"..
Harpy eagle life study in Nuremberg zoo,Derwent line makers of graphit tone & Faber Castell pitt pens

Steller´s sea eagle male life study in Nuremberg zoo,Derwent line makers of graphit tone & Faber Castell pitt pens