Sunday, April 29, 2012

Walrus - Odobenus rosmarus


I have yet to see a walrus in the flesh. I did this today as a quick sketch of a photo taken by Mitswaki Iwago in Canada on July 21 2002. Walrus are listed on the IUCN Red List as a species of least concern. However they have also noted that populations are in decline with very little data available on the two subspecies.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Captive Bred Ostrich chicks


These little guys proved to be a bit of a challenge to do. I'm no avian artist. African Ostriches are farmed here in New Zealand as well as overseas, and of course on the African continent. I've been up close to a large male ostrich before and at over 6 ft in height I was glad he was well secured behind a very high deer fence. A bit more to do on this yet but they are fun!