I`ve been notified by a good friend of the existence of a recently rediscovered Thylacine video, and insprired of it, I`ve done a couple of studies trying to understand his movemnt and appearance . I hope to find the time to do some coloured versions soon . Sepia fineliners
I spent few hours with a scientist friend in the yesterday in the
morning in a very special place not too far away from the Alps. We
checked out some Red kite nests and I managed to do my first "wild"
adult Red kite study on location. Attached , the sketches from this
morning as well my open air studio...
My interest on Shrikes is still present , and a friends video inspired me to do a couple of quick studies of the courting beahviour of the Lesser grey shrike. I wanted to thank in particular Tora Benzeyen for allowing me to use his footage. Fineliners
I spent a couple of hours in a Wildpark close to Munich which opened
again after months and managed to finish the attached studies of a
Peregrine falcon and a Black-chested buzzard-eagle a new species to me.
Siberian tiger portrait painted in gouache. As I did lately with the
Lanner falcon portrait ,I used only brush without initial pencil drawing
and is based on video footage taken in Munich zoo.
For those who might be interested to watch the whole video here is the Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gS5qlx2sH0
Woodchat shrike courtship. Study based on video taken lately by a good
friend in Greece. This is why I love videos, `cause I can study
movement and behaviour..Thank you very much Giorgos for allowing me to
use your footage! Fineliners & Faber Castell Pitt pens
I managed to visit the Munich zoo yesterday after months , because it was closed
due to lockdown, and even now I had to book my visit on time since there
is only a certain number of visitors per day allowed. The weather was
cold and rainy for the most part of the morning, so I had to move on
regularly and sketch as quick as I could. My studies include the female Snowy owl, budgerigars and Hartmann`s mountain zebra.
Attached some life studies I did lately. A Tawny owl, Mute swan ,Greylag goose and a Canada goose from Nymphenburg park and a common buzzard sketched today very close to Munich from a distance aided by my scope
Just finished this Gouache portrait of a Lanner falcon, as a
demonstration for a friend. This has been a solely brush painting
without initial pencil drawing and is based on video footage I took last
year. I took some video while I was painting and in case you want to see the whole video check out at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZCjqQisAt8&t=5355s
I haven`t done any work from life lately due to the lockdown, but I
found the time today to make a half an hour bike ride to a horse farm
in the outskitrs of Munich. There was just me and the horses...Attached,
the drawings I managed to do...
A pair of Eurasian sparrowhawks , sketch based on a video I took yesterday
in the morning in a park very close to my home in Munich. Note the size
difference between the sexes .Also, Collared pratincole head studies based on video I took in Greece back in 2012. Fineliners
the most if not all of us are forced to live in a self-isolation, and
don`t have the possibility to go outdoors to sketch from life which I`m
missing most, I decided to start drawing from my own videos. Every time I
was travelling , I was taking a lot of footage mainly of birds.
Attached in this case, songbird heads based on video I took while in
Greece back in 2012. Fineliners