Felt randomly inspired after sorting through my photos from Banham Zoo (See: Leopard Cubs at Banham Zoo), so I did a little sketch of a leopard cub with a ball point pen! I do enjoy sketching in Biro - sometimes the simplest tools are the best!
I visited Banham Zoo in Norfolk at the weekend, hoping to be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of their latest arrivals: a pair of Sri Lankan Leopard cubs that were born at the zoo earlier this month (information at: http://www.banhamzoo.co.uk/endangered-leopards-born-at-banham-zoo/). As they were so tiny, they have mostly been staying indoors in the warm, … Continue reading Leopard Cubs at Banham Zoo
I've taken numerous photos of this particular owl at Suffolk Owl Sanctuary over the past couple of years - he is such a character! One of these photos, taken earlier this year, is the reference for my latest pastel drawing that I started last weekend at a workshop, and finished last night. I used a … Continue reading Birkett the Great Horned Owl in Pastels
This started as a sketch for a bit of fun, but I ended up rediscovering the joy of drawing with a simple ball point pen! Reference photo © C L Grasby, taken at Suffolk Owl Sanctuary in 2016.
I started this portrait of a red panda at a workshop in North Walsham. I enjoy attending workshops where I can, as it's a lovely way to meet other artists and socialise with a coffee while being creative! I worked from my own reference photo, that I'd taken at Colchester Zoo earlier this year. … Continue reading Red Panda, Pastels
Last weekend I gave my old Samsung GX-1L DSLR camera to my sister, and then had a day out at Colchester Zoo. We spent quite a lot of time photographing various animals and dodging heavy rain showers - thankfully there are plenty of undercover places to shelter! It also gave me and Alison chance to … Continue reading Colchester Zoo
Last year I had my first attempt at photographing wild hares in Norfolk. After a day of driving around the countryside roads with my friend, eventually finding and photographing a few hares frolicking in a field near Hunstanton provided me with a real sense of achievment! Working with my old Samsung DSLR camera, and a … Continue reading Wild Hares in Norfolk
Making the most of the very rare opportunity of a sunny and mild Bank Holiday Monday, I visited Suffolk Owl Sanctuary for the first time this year. As I had already visited the Sanctuary a couple of times last year, I had an idea of what birds they had, and where they flew them. This … Continue reading Suffolk Owl Sanctuary
Suffolk Owl Sanctuary I visited Suffolk Owl Sanctuary again this month, with the aim of getting a few more photos for my portfolio and generally for inspiration - this time I was focussing more on the vibrant autumnal colours. This time I took my Samsung Gx-1L, and a Nikon D7000 along with me - and … Continue reading More Owls, Squirrels and Meerkats…
Finally got around to uploading a few pictures from a visit to Dartmoor Zoo in August... The zoo was a lovely place to wander around, even though it very much looked like a work in progress, with quite a lot of enclosures and features under development. The zoo has two bears, which I was very … Continue reading Dartmoor Zoo