Long eared owl

Painted in watercolour and gouache. I was watching Futurama recently and noticed that in the future it is flocks of owls, rather than pigeons, which gather in the city streets. I’m looking forward to this. I’m fairly sure I saw a long eared owl in a forestry plantation near my parent’s house in Fife, Scotland, …

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Monoprint

Monoprints are created by covering a sheet of paper with paint, then pressing another sheet on top and drawing or scratching it. Like when using carbon paper, the drawing is then transferred onto the back. I made this just because I had some spare paint, but it reminded me that actually it can be a …

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Martens Ate My Car

This drawing depicts a family of beech martens, Martes foina, eating our car, a Skoda Felicia. Few people back home in Scotland believe me, but this is a genuine and frequently ocurring hazard encountered here in Vienna, and apparently in much of Europe – see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beech_Marten Beech martens are actually only the size of large …

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I drew this on a base of leftover oil and acrylic paint. I hate wasting paint so whenever I still have some on my brushes at the end of the day I paint it onto a random page in my sketchbook. I like drawing on top of paint, it adds some texture, and I also …

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