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


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

Donnerstag, Februar 23, 2017

Nymphenburg park- A reddish phase Tawny owl study

I heard of the very promising weather forecast today, and went to one of the well known Tawny owl daytime roosts in Nymphenburg park. To my surprise I saw in the same hole an individual of the reddish phase,obviously the partner of the owl I drew last week. Despite the strong wind,I managed at least to finish my study, my first of a reddish Tawny owl from life..watercolours