Samstag, März 31, 2018

Extinct birds and mammals

Attached this time, various images of Passenger pigeons, Ivory billed woopeckers, and of Thylacines(Tasmanian tigers) I did in the recent past.There are few studies of suffed animals/ birds included, which helped me to understand the species better.
I became aware of Extinct species in the past already, but never tried to create any reconstructions since I didn`t have enough informations. Now I feel it`s about time to make more of these in the future










Donnerstag, März 29, 2018

B/W Bird Illustrations for a Poster

This time b/w illustrations of birds  I did lately for a Natural park station at the German north sea coast. Here is a link, I`m afraid only in German:
 https://www.schutzstation-wattenmeer.de/

Common snipe

Greylag goose

Grey heron


Red breasted merganser
Great crested Grebe display

White taild sea eagle


Donnerstag, März 22, 2018

New illustrations for the European breeding bird atlas 2

 Attached my latest contribution to the forthcoming European bird atlas. All of my illustrations have been painted using Acryla Gouache.Check out the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/EBBA2.info, and find more informations about sponsoring at http://www.ebba2.info/support-eb…/ebba2-species-sponsorship/
Here they are some more informations about the artwork:
 http://www.ebba2.info/2018/03/07/artwork-in-ebba2/


Bearded vulture

Calandra lark

Eurasian Eagle owl

Montagu`s harrier

Short toed eagle





Samstag, März 17, 2018

NEW BOOKS-Birds & Trees

Just got two new books published by KOSMOS Verlag and illustrated by me, one about birds and the other about Trees. I must say that my publishers did an excellent job , making this publication very special! It`s always a pleasure to see my work published, having in mind that is going to have a much wider audience..Attached few samples of the illustrations, and here is a direkt Link to the books:

https://www.amazon.de/V%C3%B6gel-Zwischen-Himmel-Ulrich-Schmid/dp/3440158705/ref=pd_sbs_14_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=1ZF58WCH0FV0MB2GWH3Y


 https://www.amazon.de/B%C3%A4ume-Tief-verwurzelt-Andreas-Hase/dp/3440158691/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1521305668&sr=1-2














Montag, März 12, 2018

European Breeding Bird Atlas 2 New illustration project

I`ve been recently invited to illustrate few  species for  the new European breeding bird atlas EBBA 2. I feel honoured to be part of this huge project! Check out the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/EBBA2.info, and find more informations about sponsoring at http://www.ebba2.info/support-eb…/ebba2-species-sponsorship/
Here they are some more informations about the artwork:
 http://www.ebba2.info/2018/03/07/artwork-in-ebba2/
Forgot ot mention that all the illustrations have been  painted using Acryla Gouache , a new medium to me.

Bonelli`s eagle

Chukar partridge

European roller

Lanner falcon ssp.feldeggii

Long legged buzzrad



Samstag, März 10, 2018

IN-DANGER BOOK- Expedition Art

Since I haven`t the time to go outdoors at the moment,I decided to upload some of my latest  illustration work. In this case, an exciting project, about endangered or even extinct animals, which is going to be published as a book very soon.
I`ve been invited to be part of this and feel extremely honoured to be able to provide four images for this unique project as one of more than 50 talented artists from all over the world.
Check out their Facebook and website:
https://www.facebook.com/expeditionart/
http://www.expeditionart.org/in-danger-book/


Great Indian Rhinoceros

Ivory-billed Woodpecker

Spix macaw

Sage Grouse