Sketchbook

notes from August 30 Advanced Raptor ID class
notes from August 30 Advanced Raptor ID class
Hens at Wilder Ranch
Hens at Wilder Ranch
more notes from August 30: dark morphs and juvenile buteos
more notes from August 30: dark morphs and juvenile buteos
notes from September 6 Advanced Raptor ID class
notes from September 6 Advanced Raptor ID class
more from September 6, focused on accipiters
more from September 6, focused on accipiters
sketches from the quiz slides for accipiters
sketches from the quiz slides for accipiters
this is the promise of things to come and a reason to return to this abundant garden later this summer
this is the promise of things to come and a reason to return to this abundant garden later this summer
these morning glories were everywhere and so electric, I just could not resist.
these morning glories were everywhere and so electric, I just could not resist.
desk view of the finished colored pencil layer
desk view of the finished colored pencil layer
color samples for four species
color samples for four species
drawing in the California Academy of Sciences
drawing in the California Academy of Sciences
Drawing from multiple specimens in the CAS collections
Drawing from multiple specimens in the CAS collections
one of the chicks in this nest is just about ready to fly and was dominating the birdhouse opening, begging for food
one of the chicks in this nest is just about ready to fly and was dominating the birdhouse opening, begging for food
both adult birds made brief stops and then one of the smaller chicks forced its way to the opening for a look at the world and a chance to eat
both adult birds made brief stops and then one of the smaller chicks forced its way to the opening for a look at the world and a chance to eat
Guavas
Guavas

IMG_0660 cropped-tomatoes.jpg

when I can, I work from actual specimens.
when I can, I work from actual specimens.

IMG_7058 IMG_6946

Cradle basket
Cradle basket

photo 3

This turtle is probably more than 50 years old. The shell was about 3.5 feet long by about 2 feet wide.
This turtle is probably more than 50 years old. The shell was about 3.5 feet long by about 2 feet wide.
One of the birds came close enough to where I was sitting that I got a good look at the markings on the head and neck.
One of the birds came close enough to where I was sitting that I got a good look at the markings on the head and neck.
Nene goose, the state bird of Hawai'i
Nene goose, the state bird of Hawai’i
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s