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Lion & Wood bison life studies- Munich zoo

Some life studies from my today`s visit to Munich zoo. A Lion and Wood bisons

Jackal buzzard life study-Birdpark Olching

I went back to the Birdpark today and managed to do a coloured study of the Jackal buzzard. What beautiful birds they are! Attached aslo, a failed attempt. It was a sunny but unusually cold and windy day today, and wasn`t easy to work outdoors.

Bird studies from Birdpark Olching

I spent few hours in a bird park close to Munich today, which is open only over the weekend from April to November . I haven`t been there for ages, this was actually my second visit in five years,, and I was happily surprised to see bird species from all over the world. I promised myself to go back with colours next time..

New life studies- Hellabrunn zoo Munich

I spent few hours in the zoo today,looking after new models for a drawing course I`m giving in the zoo next Saturday. I used mainly black ballpoint pens and fineliners, but in case of the Indian elephant I tried to combine two colours, orange & black..

Canadian impressionists exhibition in Munich

There is a very interesting exhibition about the Canadian impressionists in Munich and it`s really worth a visit! I spent there a couple of hours with a good friend today and I must say I have to go back! Attached, the only sketch I managed to finish today, a portrait of Jean Baptiste Cholette painted by Marc-Aurele de Foy Suzor-Cote, one of the leading Canadian impressionists. I used a Staedtler ball point pen to do it. Here is the Link to the exhibition: https://www.kunsthalle-muc.de/en/exhibition/details/canada/

New book about the forest

Just published! A new book about the forest, the sixth and last of a series illustrated by me.
 Attached also, some of the illustrations I did for this book.

Tawny owl study-Nymphenburg park again

A new Tawny owl study painted on location in Nymphenburg park last Friday in the morning. It was much hotter than expected and I had to battle against waps and other annoying insects not to mention the sun...Gouache colours on watercolour book

Europen bison study

European bison bull study. Various fineliners & pens have been used to sketch it on toned paper. Attached also, a series of images showing the development of the drawing, changing tones and shape everytime I was adding a new layer.

European mole cricket study

European mole cricket, life study. An unusual subject for me....A friend of mine found this impressive insect in his garden and brought it to me. I`ve used a magnifying glass to study it and let it then free. The painted image is three times the size of the original . Attached also an other study of a mole cricket I`ve painted from a dead specimen back in 1993

Przewalski horse drawing and video

Attached this time,the sketches and a timelapse video of me while sketching a Przewalski horse from life in the Munich zoo .It has been taken by my daughter). Real time somewhat less than 10 minutes (turn off the voice please!) There is a sketch of a Bactrian Camel and a Tarpan horse too..

Bonelli`s eagle Illustration

Just finished a plate showing a Bonelli`s eagle "family". Female on the top, male in the middle and juvenile in fresh plumage on the bottom. Watercolours. Attached also the preliminary drawing to the plate.

Indian Elephant & Giraffe studies

An indian Elephant bull and a Giraffe study sketched today in the morning in Munich zoo

Przewalski horse studies-Munich zoo Hellabrunn

I spent few hours in the zoo today in the morning and despite the restless horses and the heat I managed to do a couple of studies.

Munich zoo-New quick studies

Attached, some quick studies I did during a drawing course in Munich zoo recently.

Common swift watercolour

Attached this time a commissioned watercolour I did lately and shows common swifts flying over the city of Berlin. There is also the preparatory sketch in b/w to be seen. I did some changes since the client wanted the birds to be smaller.

New human portraits from life

Attached this time some portraits I did from life yesterday in the afternoon among with other artists, in Hofgarten-Munich .
We had just 15 minutes to finish every portrait again , but I had to leave earlier, and managed to sketch just 5 portraits..