Sunday, January 20, 2008

I've started a new oil painting of some autumn Shorebirds. Here's a watercolour sketch of the first version:










The compositional sketch with teh first version on teh left and the final in the middle:










I wanted to make a colour sketch for the new idea, but then I was too lazy to paint it:
The birds drawn with raw sienna:










The surface covered with the greyish blue water, some patches of mud also indicated:










More mud to establish the right perspective:











It took one week to arrive to this stage. I think i was quite out-of-practice with oils, because I did only 2 paintings in the last half year. Now the mud looks promising at last:

Thursday, January 10, 2008

I've updated my other blog with loads of illustrations available for sale:
http://kokayillus.blogspot.com/. Please check the older posts also.
There's a good variety in the recent posts, Birds, Mammals, Amphibians, colour, B&W.

Friday, January 04, 2008

I've opened a new blog collecting my illustrations on stock. Today I put up the pen drawings from the 'Woodpeckers of Europe' book:
http://kokayillus.blogspot.com/.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

It was snowing well yesterday, and it was quite mild today. So I went out to sketch the Long-eared Owls at the usual wintering site close to my home.