This week is all about mammals and birds. I spent about 3 days watching documentaries on YouTube about the African Elephant. This one is my favorite. While watching I made some gesture sketches. They were a mess! – you get to see the two that at least looked like an animal… Then I worked on […]
I honestly didn’t think I’d make the deadline for this assignment – life got in the way. This week was a true balancing act. We had some surprises come up on the homefront that had me scrambling, but I was able to complete the work. Lucky for me the drawing didn’t need to be finished […]
This was a quick study I worked on today for my course in natural history illustration. The objective was to study leaf and stalk parts, match colors and get a basic “feel” for my subject. I love maidenhair ferns. I mixed my own greens using Hansa Yellow Medium, Pthalo Green and French Ultramarine.
This week I’m just working on sketches of owls. FUN FACT: The burrowing owl lives on the prairies. It’s a small ground owl and has been called a “howdy-bird” by cowboys on the plains of the United States.
I’m working on a Natural History Illustration certificate from the University of Newcastle in Australia, and this is a snippet from my warm-up, sketchbook assignment this week.
The color Moonglow from Daniel Smith Fine Watercolors has become a staple on my palette and a favorite. In this video I demonstrate the properties I love the most about it and how I use it most often.