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Bonelli`s eagle double portrait

A Bonelli`s eagle pair drawn with various fineliners & Pens on toned paper . These are my very "own" Bonelli`s eagles , a pair  I had the fortune to observe in Greece for six consecutive years, always during the breeding season. You can see the female above and the male below, the colouring is very distinctive.In addition  few images showing the development of the drawing                                               

Spotted nutcracker & Crested tit paintings

 Two small commissioned paintings I did lately, both painted in Gouache    

Long legged buzzard double portrait

 A double portrait of a juvenile Long legged buzzard  painted in watercolours few years ago.Attached also the preliminary drawing 

Bearded vulture painting

  A Bearded vlulture portrait I did back in 2000. Just 30 years old and inspired at this period of my life by the art of Carl Brenders , I tried to create a proper portrait of this gorgeous vulture. Gouache colours.  

Bonelli`s eagle female at nest painting

 This artwork has been painted several years ago in acrylics and it is based on video footage for the posture and on some digiscoping images for the colour tones I managed to take during the breeding season back in 2004 and 2008.These were taken in southern Greece where I was studying a certain pair for five years.Attached also the preliminary drawing as well the first stage of the painting.      

Eurasian pygmy owl new painting

 Just finished, fresh from the easel this commissioned Pygmy owl painting. The eurasian Pygmy owl, the smallest in Europe is despite its size a fierce hunter...     

"Veiled" Blackcap illustration

Attached this time , a pair of the so called "Veiled" blackcap, a partially melanistic form of Blackcap from Madeira ,Azores and Canary islands I did lately for a scientific article. Watercolours    

Red crested pochard life study

 A Red crested pochard drake, painted from life today in the morning in a lake close to Munich. The weather was almost spring-like and I had great time ..     

Peregrine falcon drawing

Attached this time a commissioned drawing of a Peregrine falcon staying on a cliff above the sea,I did last week.  

Bonelli`s eagle portrait on toned paper

Just finished this portrait of a Bonelli`s eagle, drawn on toned paper using various fineliners & pens. I`ll never get tired of drawing this bird!  

Waterfowl life studies

I spent few wonderful hours yesterday in the morning with a friend  in a lake close to Munich. The weather gave the immpression of early spring after a long period of cold and snow. Some Pintail ducks were there, the cormorants displayed in their nests, and many grey herons enjoyed the sunlight. Though the temperature was risng some parts of the lake were still frozen.      

Observations through my window

  Some quick drawings done recently with the aid of my telescope just looking out of my window.There was a huge flock of Fieldfare thrushes feeding on the berries but suddently they all gone. A female sparrowhawk landed on a Pine tree nearby and stayed for a while until it was discovered and chased away by the crows.. Also a  wood pigeon which was sitting on the top of tree and stayed there for at least 15 minutes. Wood pigeon are the biggest wild pigeons in Europe and though a common in many Western european cities, it was uncommon in Munich until 2009. They are everywhere now but still not as common as in the norhwest , and they are very shy     

Great cormorant life studies

  Few great cormorant quick sketches, I did recently in a lake close to the city. The adult birds look beautiful now wearing their white hood and a white patch on the thigh.         

Golden eagle portrait

 Just finished, a Golden eagle study based on video footage. Various fineliners & pens    

Barred warbler singing

  A singing Barred warbler male , a bird I love in particular, based again on the following video of mine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pv5RO7Ril2Y Fineliners    

Barred warbler head studies

A compilation of Barred warbler heads based on video I took in Greece few years ago. Barred warblers are the biggest of their family in Europe are not colouful birds, but they are very melodious and definitely belong to my favorites.  Fineliners. For those who might be interested, check out my video where the drawings are based on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pv5RO7Ril2Y&t=574s    

Long legged Buzzard portrait

  A triple portrait of an adult Long legged buzzard based on footage I took back in 1996 in Greece. Fineliners & Pitt pens  

Long eared owl life study

I had a very special encounter today with several Long eared owls, a day roost in a suburb of Munich. I managed to sketch one of them which was enjoying the low evening light. I did several Long eared owl studies in the past but only from birds in captivity in a Wildlife hospital. This is my very first one from a Long eared owl in his natural habitat. Various fineliners & pens    

New life studies- Ducks & Tawny owl

 A collection of some studies done from life in the field recently. Several duck drawings from Ismaninger lake close to Munich and a Tawny owl study drawn in Nymphenburg park    

Tasmanian tiger or Thylacine portrait

  Thylacine or Tasmanian tiger /wolf portrait. Just finished this acrylic painting based on video footage taken in Tasmania`s Hobart zoo in 1930`s. The first painting of this year.