Sketching Birds On Location at Raptor Inc
In the summer of 2015 I had a special opportunity to visit Raptor Inc., Cincinatti. They’re a non-profit offering educational programs and doing research and rehabilitation of rescued birds.
I was on hand with a film crew from Artist Network TV and we’ve made a one hour sketching video showing three drawings start-to-finish – a Great Horned Owl, a Falcon, and a Turkey Vulture.
1 Hour Video Sketching Demonstration
You discover so much observing a live animal at close range. It’s a fascinating way to learn about nature – and a real drawing challenge. These models don’t hold still for you! But it’s a very natural extension of what any street sketcher does sketching people on the go. I was excited to apply the principles from my People in Motion classes to these fascinating creatures.
The one hour video is available as part of the all-you-can-view subscription package at ArtistNetwork.tv. Here’s a link to find out more about the video and the subscription plans.
Over the next three weeks we will be releasing three more in this sketching series – covering the topics of street sketching, drawing panoramas, and travel sketch-booking. Subscribers will be able to watch all four of my video demonstrations, as well as over 400 other art instructional programs in all media.
I hope you’ll enjoy watching me work with these magnificent animals. I get a small royalty for each view on the network or any dvd/download sales. Your support make this blogging and teaching possible – so thanks, and I hope you can pick up a few tips!
If you have seen the video and have any questions – please feel free to mail me at marc(dot)taro(at)gmail.com