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

Dienstag, Juli 04, 2017

Raptor studies-Castle Rosenburg

After more than 10 years I had the chance to go back and visit the castle of Rosenburg 120 km north of Munich. This medieval building has been transformed to an attractive falconry museum, and holds an interesting Raptor collection. This is what I managed to sketch during my stay there. I must go back for sure!
Steller`s sea eagle juv. study. Derwent line makers of graphit tone & Faber Castell pitt pens
Steller`s sea eagle, juv. Half -fnished study. Derwent line makers of graphit tone & Faber Castell pitt pens
A speedy study of an African fish eagle sunbathing. Derwent line makers of graphit tone & Faber Castell pitt pens

Bald eagle study. Derwent line makers of graphit tone & Faber Castell pitt pens


Donnerstag, Juni 22, 2017

Hellabrunn(Zoo Munich) New studies

Many of my friends know that I`m a regular visitor of Munich zoo 20 years now.Hundreds of studies have been created on location , I met a lot of interesting people, made friends, and most of all I`ve learned a lot working from life and still do..Yesterday was again such a warm day, and couldn`t resist the temptation to go there and try my luck.Attached the studies I managed to complete or at least to start with..
Banteng bull resting, Derwent fineliners ,Faber Castell Pitt pens and Unipin fineliners
A speedy sketch of young Banteng bull, Derwent fineliners ,

The finished study of the other Dwarf crocodile, the female in this case. Derwent fineliners ,Faber Castell Pitt pens and Unipin fineliners

Dwarf crocodile study, initial sketch using Derwent fineliners . I didn`t get it finished, `cause the reptile jumped in to the water and disappeared in a small cave .

Lion head study, Derwent fineliners

Sumatran orangutan study, Derwent fineliners ,Faber Castell Pitt pens

Freitag, Juni 09, 2017

Paptor studies at Wildpark Poing

Wildpark Poing is beautifuly located very close to Munich, and I use to visit it regularly because of their mainly eurasian Bird and mammal collection, but most of all because of the Raptors. I had yesterday the chance to be there, and managed to get some studies finished.



Freitag, Juni 02, 2017

Munich zoo- speedy studies

I met an old friend yesterday and went to Munich zoo to sketch. I didn`t manage to make a lot of fieldwork , except of these two,attached also the unfinished ones, but I enjoyed the time..






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