Thursday, August 19, 2010

Puffin drawing

A pencil drawing of an Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica) based on a photograph taken on the Isle of May in 2006.

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Sunday, August 15, 2010

New drawings

After drawing this Whooper Swan with pencil I scanned it then transferred it to a grey background. This enabled me to obtain a similar same stand-out effect as the day I saw it against a dark Swedish forest in snowy conditions (without extra mundane and uninteresting sketching!) I opted for a lighter grey (dark cold blue in reality) so as not to overpower the ghostly image of the bird in flight.

This Tawny Owl drawing is based on a photograph of one of the breeding adults in Kensington Gardens in central London.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Eurasian Crane on Birdwatching Magazine

I was very happy to get a front cover photograph on this month's Birdwatching magazine. Below is the original shot, taken a point blank range from a hide at Hornborgasjön, Sweden in 2009 (Canon 500mm f4 L IS; shutter: 1/160; aperture: 4.0; ISO: 200).