In the studio I have gathered
many sources of reference material to help me understand the finer details
of the owl, which include:
- preserved wings and feathers
collected from various dead birds that I have found.
- filed images; magazine
clippings, photos and previous drawings.
- simple models that I've
made to help understand a form in 3D or work out shadows.
is the key to my working methods:
of the animal and its behaviour in its natural habitat. (I only really
like to paint animal species, which I have studied in the wild)
- knowledge gained by research
Confidence develops through
an understanding of an animal species and allows extra creative freedom.