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

Sonntag, Mai 21, 2017

Harpy eagle study in Nürnberg zoo

I spend yesterday many hours in the wonderful Nürnberg zoo with my family. I didn`t have too much time to draw something, but the majestic Harpy eagle posed to be portrayed, and I couldn`t resist to give it a try. After a couple of failed attempts I managed to complete this one.The negative surprise for me was that almost none of the visitors was able to identify the bird.. It has been almost always mistaken for an owl , and an other one called it a hybrid between an owl and an eagle!

Dienstag, Mai 16, 2017

New zoo studies

I spend few hours in the zoo today..No much reward except of this Apennine chamois study and a couple of Blackbird sketches. Various fineliners and markers



Donnerstag, Mai 11, 2017

Falcon studies at Wildpark Poing

I spend few hours in Wildpark Poing (close to Munich) today in the morning. This is my first ever study of a Gyrfalcon from life.According to falconer one of the siberian race. Still moulting, missing few primaries and tail feathers.I`d love to do some more studies of the Peregrines too, but my time was limited and I managed to sketch just a couple of head studies. Bic pen & fineliners

Dienstag, Mai 02, 2017

Tawny owl chick study

I went back to the park today hoping to spot the owlets and paint them in watercolour if possible.Three of them moved to the forest with their parents hidden in the foliage, but this one showed himself pretty well.It was cold and windy and I decided to make a b& w study and I didn`t regret it. Has been sketched using various fineliners

Samstag, April 29, 2017

Tawny owl nestlings in Nymphenburg park

My very first encounter with a couple of Tawny owl chicks sitting on a branch 10 meters above the ground in Nymphenburg park today in the morning. The weather was still cold but sunny and I managed eventually to complete this study using various fineliners.


Sonntag, April 23, 2017

Riesa zoo-Saxony, Life studies-Easter 2017

I`m just back from a holiday week to North -eastern Germany, visiting relatives over Easter days. The weather conditions were aweful with temperatures arounf zero! and snowfall sometimes..But I managed to do some work outdoors wearing gloves
Common Raven study, Unipin fineliners

Prussian carp study, Unipin fineliners & Bic pen

Speedy sketches of a European brown hare and a little Owl.Unipin fineliners
European brown hare and Quail, two studies sketched within few minutes,Unipin fineliners

A red Fox study, still wearing his winter coat, Unipin fineliners

Red Kite study, Unipin fineliners

One more study of the same bird, Red Kite , Unipin fineliners

Spruce tree study, Unipin fineliners

European wild cat study, Unipin fineliner

One more study of the european wildcats in the local zoo. Restless fellows didn`t show themselves a lot. Unipin fineliners

Something caught the attention of this wild cat, but only briefly.Unipin fineliners