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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 




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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  

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"Art et Nature" Exhibition in Bretagne/ France

  I`m just back from Brittany/ France spending there three memorable days in Festival Art et Nature in Paimpont where I was privileged to be the guest of honour. I met old friends , many new ones, and I feel grateful for their kindness, support , generosity and hospitality. I hope to be able to go back in the nearest future! Many thanks in particular to Sebastien, Willy and Anne!       Orang utan sketch based on sculpture by Anne Smith Bird head sketches from memory Great cormorant study from life Sparrowhawk sketch based on photo of Patrick Trecul A Genet study based also on a photo of Patrick Trecul who was my neighbour in the exhibition Two extinct species drawn from memory A Przewalski horse sketched also from memory various sketches explaining things