Monday, September 13, 2010

I've just received my copy of the newly published Field Guide to the Reptiles of South-East Asia by New Holland Publishers:

I've painted 11 plates of snakes for the book, here a sample page:

All these 11 plates are for sale, check out my other blog for them:
http://kokayillus.blogspot.com/

Sunday, September 05, 2010

There was a birdwatcher's meeting at Hortobágy this weekend. I had the opportunity to sketch some shorebirds in the area during Friday and Saturday. The birds were quite tame, so could have extremely good views. This photo shows this temporary habitat with the birds:

The majority of the flock were Little Stints and Curlew Sandpipers:

On this closeup, not cropped photo you can see a tiny spider on the top of the head of this juvenile Curlew Sandpiper:

Soemtimes the birds came down to even 5 meters:

Sketches of juvenile Little Stints in different light:

Juvenile Curlew Sandpiper: