Montag, Oktober 29, 2018

Golden eagle study

Golden eagle study based on video footage I took in Wildpark Poing (private park) several years ago. Various fineliners & pens on toned paper

Mittwoch, Oktober 24, 2018

KERKINI LAKE -(Northern Greece) -BIRDWATCHING TRIP (Part 2)

Attached now, the rest of the fieldwork I did during the trip.
Little Bittern juv.

Purple heron juv.

Purple heron head detail

Pygmy cormorant winter plumage , head detail

Pygmy cormorant winter plumage

Red backed shrike juv.

Stone curlew pair

Stone curlew

Tree frog

Great white pelican, Spoonbills & an Avocet

KERKINI LAKE -(Northern Greece) -BIRDWATCHING TRIP (Part 1)

A selection of drawings I did during last week , while guiding German birdwatchers in the lake.All of the sketches have been done on location using a spotting scope. I want to thank Hartmut M Bartmeise​ for giving me the chance to do it, and Nikos Gallios & Giorgos Spiridakis​ for the great company!Glad to meet also Ody Tzimoulis​ and Dimiter Georgiev​.
Caspian Tern adult

Caspian Tern immature

Common snipe resting

Common snipe feeding

Crag martin

Dalmatian pelican

Dalmatina pelican resting

Dalmatina pelican

Eurasian curlew

Immature greater Flamingos

Greater Flamingo adult

Greater Flamingo while feeding

Greater Flamingo

Grey heron immature

Grey heron quick sketch

Sonntag, Oktober 14, 2018

Philippine eagle-study on toned paper

Philippine eagle study, including the first stage and the finished drawing, based on video. Philippine eagle is one of the most impressive and strongest eagles on earth. Various fineliners and pens on toned paper


Tawny owl-an unfiinished picture

Working outdoors can be very frustrating. Not every attempt to sketch or paint a wild bird is successful!This is "Kasimir" an actually very confident owl, but not in this case. I`ve painted and sketched him often in the past, and I was sure that he is going to stay there for hours, but not this time. He stayed just for 10 minutes and then dissapeared in his hole. I had to give up after an hour of waiting..Attached also,a quick sketch of an other owl done also in the same day somewhere else in the park


Dienstag, Oktober 09, 2018

New books about Mushrooms & Herbs

Just got two new books about Mushrooms & Herbs illustrated by me, published by Kosmos publishers. Attached also, few of the illustrations










Sonntag, Oktober 07, 2018

Thylacine or Tasmanian tiger -The adventure of a study

..The Thylacine is a legendary species which lived in Australia and Tasmania and seems that is already extinct, since there is no credible evidence that the animal still exist for decades now. Attached, my efforts to depict the animal, starting with the initial pencil drawing , and showing the process step by step to the finished pen drawing. Eventually , I noticed several mistakes on his anatomy, decided to revise the image, started a couple of watercolours, and managed to complete at least one . Forgot to mention that videos taken in Hobart zoo( Tasmania) in the 30`s of last century have been a great help while creating my image.







The finished watercolour , I managed eventually to complete


Samstag, Oktober 06, 2018

Zoo animal life portraits

Three animal-bird portraits from my visit to Munich zoo yesterday.I used Derwent sepia fineliners & Faber Castell Pitt pens to sketch them and I`ve been aided by my binoculars