Donnerstag, Juni 22, 2017

Hellabrunn(Zoo Munich) New studies

Many of my friends know that I`m a regular visitor of Munich zoo 20 years now.Hundreds of studies have been created on location , I met a lot of interesting people, made friends, and most of all I`ve learned a lot working from life and still do..Yesterday was again such a warm day, and couldn`t resist the temptation to go there and try my luck.Attached the studies I managed to complete or at least to start with..
Banteng bull resting, Derwent fineliners ,Faber Castell Pitt pens and Unipin fineliners
A speedy sketch of young Banteng bull, Derwent fineliners ,

The finished study of the other Dwarf crocodile, the female in this case. Derwent fineliners ,Faber Castell Pitt pens and Unipin fineliners

Dwarf crocodile study, initial sketch using Derwent fineliners . I didn`t get it finished, `cause the reptile jumped in to the water and disappeared in a small cave .

Lion head study, Derwent fineliners

Sumatran orangutan study, Derwent fineliners ,Faber Castell Pitt pens

Freitag, Juni 09, 2017

Paptor studies at Wildpark Poing

Wildpark Poing is beautifuly located very close to Munich, and I use to visit it regularly because of their mainly eurasian Bird and mammal collection, but most of all because of the Raptors. I had yesterday the chance to be there, and managed to get some studies finished.



Freitag, Juni 02, 2017

Munich zoo- speedy studies

I met an old friend yesterday and went to Munich zoo to sketch. I didn`t manage to make a lot of fieldwork , except of these two,attached also the unfinished ones, but I enjoyed the time..






Dienstag, Mai 30, 2017

Nürnberg zoo - Life studies

I went back to the Nürnberg zoo , but this time alone , hoping to do some fieldwork.The day was extremely warm, summer-like at 32 °C! Thanks God, there are a lot of trees in the zoo and I looked for shady places. Attached , the yesterday`s "harvest"...

Harpy eagle watercolour study at Nürnberg zoo
Harpy eagle, speedy head study in Nürnberg zoo, sketched from life using various fineliners



Speedy sketch of one of the main entrance statues in Nürnberg zoo. Derwent graphik liner, grey tone
An immature grey heron , one of many in Nürnberg zoo. I used various fineliners to sketch it

Steller`s sea eagle , speedy sketch in Nürnberg zoo

Sonntag, Mai 21, 2017

Harpy eagle study in Nürnberg zoo

I spend yesterday many hours in the wonderful Nürnberg zoo with my family. I didn`t have too much time to draw something, but the majestic Harpy eagle posed to be portrayed, and I couldn`t resist to give it a try. After a couple of failed attempts I managed to complete this one.The negative surprise for me was that almost none of the visitors was able to identify the bird.. It has been almost always mistaken for an owl , and an other one called it a hybrid between an owl and an eagle!

Dienstag, Mai 16, 2017

New zoo studies

I spend few hours in the zoo today..No much reward except of this Apennine chamois study and a couple of Blackbird sketches. Various fineliners and markers



Donnerstag, Mai 11, 2017

Falcon studies at Wildpark Poing

I spend few hours in Wildpark Poing (close to Munich) today in the morning. This is my first ever study of a Gyrfalcon from life.According to falconer one of the siberian race. Still moulting, missing few primaries and tail feathers.I`d love to do some more studies of the Peregrines too, but my time was limited and I managed to sketch just a couple of head studies. Bic pen & fineliners

Dienstag, Mai 02, 2017

Tawny owl chick study

I went back to the park today hoping to spot the owlets and paint them in watercolour if possible.Three of them moved to the forest with their parents hidden in the foliage, but this one showed himself pretty well.It was cold and windy and I decided to make a b& w study and I didn`t regret it. Has been sketched using various fineliners

Samstag, April 29, 2017

Tawny owl nestlings in Nymphenburg park

My very first encounter with a couple of Tawny owl chicks sitting on a branch 10 meters above the ground in Nymphenburg park today in the morning. The weather was still cold but sunny and I managed eventually to complete this study using various fineliners.


Sonntag, April 23, 2017

Riesa zoo-Saxony, Life studies-Easter 2017

I`m just back from a holiday week to North -eastern Germany, visiting relatives over Easter days. The weather conditions were aweful with temperatures arounf zero! and snowfall sometimes..But I managed to do some work outdoors wearing gloves
Common Raven study, Unipin fineliners

Prussian carp study, Unipin fineliners & Bic pen

Speedy sketches of a European brown hare and a little Owl.Unipin fineliners
European brown hare and Quail, two studies sketched within few minutes,Unipin fineliners

A red Fox study, still wearing his winter coat, Unipin fineliners

Red Kite study, Unipin fineliners

One more study of the same bird, Red Kite , Unipin fineliners

Spruce tree study, Unipin fineliners

European wild cat study, Unipin fineliner

One more study of the european wildcats in the local zoo. Restless fellows didn`t show themselves a lot. Unipin fineliners

Something caught the attention of this wild cat, but only briefly.Unipin fineliners

Donnerstag, März 30, 2017

PEREGRINE FALCON STUDY

A rather speedy Peregrine falcon(captive bird) study painted using Gouache colours on toned paper in Wildpark Poing today in the morning.(still half-finished)

Donnerstag, März 23, 2017

Steppe eagle study at Wildpark Poing

I spend few hours in Wildpark Poing close to Munich today in the morning. This is the only study I managed to finish on location, a portrait of an immature steppe eagle, using watercolours

Freitag, März 17, 2017

Life studies from Wildpark Poing close to Munich



The spring is here! Wonderful weather conditions yesterday and I drove to Wildpark Poing close to Munich, making a first top at Snowy owl`s enclosure and did my first study of this male owl from life.
A speedy study of a eurasian lynx while feeding, Unipin fineliner

Snowy owl male, Bic pen , Unipin fineliner & Gelly Roll Basic white pen on toned paper.

Immature steppe eagle , sketched also in Wildpark today.Bic pen , Unipin fineliner & Faber-Castell Pitt pen grey tone

Montag, März 06, 2017

Przewalski horse & Bactrian camel studies-Munich zoo

Bactrian camel study, my first ever from life ,Unipin fineliner &Faber Castell Pitt pen

Przewalski horse mare study, Unipin fineliner & Faber Castell Pitt pen
One more Przewalski horse study from Munich zoo. Unipin fineliner & Faber Castell Pitt pen