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Bearded vulture & Steller`s sea eagle studies

I spend my day yesterday in Nürnberg, meeting clients in a Fair. I knew I had time after the meeting and went to the zoo hoping to sketch some of the raptors. They have a great collection of eagles and vultures and couldn`t resist to make a study of this bearded vulture. The weather was against me it was raining all the time and I had to hold umbrella and sketchbook with the left hand and sketching with the right..I used various fineliners.
Bearded vulture study, sketched using various finliners

The majestic Steller`s sea eagle has been sketched also during the rain.


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