I have finished two new information board. The board dimension are 1,6 x 1 m. The photos and the panel background was made in Photoshop than transfered in Corel to overlay the text. Was printed at high resolution inkjet printer.
The informational boards was part of the project “Popularization of the Elesteele Iernut Cipau Natura 2000 site and preparation of its managemnt plan involving local stakeholders” financed by the Environmental Partnership Foundation and MOL Romania and coordinated by Milvus Group.
My latest painting is this Woodlark (Lullula arborea). I love his brown colors. Watercolor painting. Format A4
For a bigger image click on the photo.
My next work is a Brown bear (Ursus arctos) informational sign, exhibited in the local zoo near the bears cage. The informational board was funded by The Embassy of The Kingdom of the Netherlands, Alertis, fund for bear and nature conservation and Frankfurt Zoological Society.
We planed to complete the board with bear footprint and jaws made from epoxy resin. Here are the mold-making process ant the frame installing pictures.
The inauguration of the info board will be at 2009 nov. 28.
One of my friends asked me to paint an Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx) for him. I started my work sketching the animal to get familiar with the lynx anatomy. Here are a couple of the sketches.
Used a large format (56×38 cm) heavy grain 300gsm Water Colour paper. This was my first big format watercolour painting.
The first lines.
Started with the lynx head and eyes.
Painting the fur of the lynx hair by hair.
Shadows of the body.
Next step the branch.
I was uncertain about the background colors, first I used a light Yellow Ocher and Raw Umber mixture.
I was dissatisfied with background so I decided to use a dark Burnt Umber mixed with Black to to emphasize the Lynx. I spent a lot of time painting the details of the branch bark.
I made some little improvements to the eye and the fur of the animal. Here is the final painting!
Detail of the lynx head.
Here is the final framed work.
This weekend I finished my Eurasian Eagle Owl (Bubo Bubo) miniature illustration.
Wanted to keep all the paint clean to fit for a field-guide illustration work.
Dimension: 21×21cm, watercolor.
Here is the head crop from the painting.