Freitag, Oktober 14, 2016

Life study of The Tawny owl "Kasimir"

I spend few hours in Schloss Nymphenburg, today in the morning, sketching the most famous Tawny owl in Munich the "Kasimir". Because of the very low temperatures I didnt use watercolours but Faber-Castell Fineliners and Copic markers.  I also met many lovely people there..

Donnerstag, September 22, 2016

New Tawny owl study from Nymphenburg park


This morning I was able to visit after months the Schloss Nymphenburg, in Munich, looking for a Tawny owl in the park which was not painted yet..Thanks to good friend Heinz Peter, who confirmed his preseence, I went there early in the morning and managed to do this watercolour study.Attached also a short video taken by the same friend during the action..

Freitag, September 16, 2016

Dwarf crocodile & Indian elephant studies

Though I did a couple of "portrait" studies of this reptile in the past , never tried to capture the "whole" before..It was about time! Dwarf crocodile, Faber-Castell artist Pitt pen

Indian elephant study, sketched today in the Munich zoo. It was a kind of demonstration , showing important anatomical features

Samstag, September 10, 2016

Latest life studies from captive birds

Eurasian eagle owl study, Bic pen

Peregrine falcon study, Bic pen

Red kite watercolour study, Wildpark Poing -Munich

Barn owl study , Faber-Castell artist Pitt pen, Bruinehaar-Netherlands

One more study of the same Barn owl  , Faber-Castell artist Pitt pen, Bruinehaar-Netherlands

A eurasian eagle owl study which has never been finished, because I wasn`t pleased with it and gave up

Eagle owl head study, Faber-Castell artist Pitt pen

Dienstag, August 23, 2016

Zoo animals & Bird life studies -Riesa zoo / Saxony

I`m just back from a short five days trip to Saxony visiting family and close relatives.
There is a small zoo with mainly european species and couldn`t miss the chance to make some life studies.Here they are the results..
Eagle owl study, Faber -Castell Pitt artist pen

Brown hare , head study, Bic pen

Brown hare detail, Bic pen

Brown hare study, Faber -Castell Pitt artist pen

Common crane,  Bic pen

European mouflon, Bic pen & Faber -Castell Pitt artist pen

Japanese green pheasant study, Bic pen

Przewalski horse, Bic pen

Roe deer female, Faber -Castell Pitt artist pen

White stork study, Bic pen & Faber -Castell Pitt artist pen

Dienstag, Juli 19, 2016

Steppe eagle and Night heron at Wildpark Poing

A juv. Night heron head study, an unusual sighting of a migrating bird, at the pond close to the Bear enclosure. Faber-Castell Pitt pen

One more study of the same bird, Faber-Castell Pitt pen

haven`t been in Wildpark in Poing for months, I went there today in the morning, and was happily surprised by a new member in their raptor collection, this juv. Steppe eagle. I couldn`t miss the chance to portray this beautiful bird..Life study, watercolours

Steppe eagle juv. head study,Staedtler fineliner & Gelly Roll Basic white pen on toned paper

Montag, Juli 18, 2016

Munich zoo latest studies

Male lion speedy sketch, yesterday in Munich zoo, Faber-Castell Pitt pen

Young eurasian lynx life study, Faber-Castell Pitt pen

A rather unusual study for me , a Przewalski horse sketched in Munich zoo yesterday, where I tried to show the muscle parts clearly, for a couple of students. Faber-Castell Pitt pen & Bic pen

A great White pelican life study I did yesterday in Munich zoo, Bic pen