A blog showing the beauty of Wildlife and History together in a land named Almeida, in Portugal.

 

So here is something different from illustrations and whatnot. A picture from Almeida’s Historical Reenactment event, about the french invading Almeida in the nineteenth century. Basically it has TONS of people from United Kingdom, Portugal, France and Spain (and probably more) involved in this wonderful event.
In this case, if I’m not wrong these are french “soldiers” training for the attack. This event happens every year, in late August.

So here is something different from illustrations and whatnot. A picture from Almeida’s Historical Reenactment event, about the french invading Almeida in the nineteenth century. Basically it has TONS of people from United Kingdom, Portugal, France and Spain (and probably more) involved in this wonderful event.

In this case, if I’m not wrong these are french “soldiers” training for the attack. This event happens every year, in late August.

Heya Guys!

While the Bird Beak Tutorial part two is not finished yet, have a step by step on digital painting! :) I started with a dolphin cause they are very simple in form, texture and colours. So here it is. I expect to do more of these covering harder animals, like birds and mammals with thick fur coats. 

Hope this helps you in any way! Cheers :)

More bird sketches done with BIC for practice. These are the Egyptian Vulture and the Black-shouldered-kite.

More bird sketches done with BIC for practice. These are the Egyptian Vulture and the Black-shouldered-kite.

Practicing for a future project that I can’t enter much into detail…however no harm in sharing the sketches :)
Enjoy. Gryphon vultures done with BIC

Practicing for a future project that I can’t enter much into detail…however no harm in sharing the sketches :)

Enjoy. Gryphon vultures done with BIC

imnotbrownenough asked
Hi, is there any way to request/buy a drawing?

Yes, sure. Please send us a message (fan mail, I think that is how it is called here on tumblr) so we can discuss more details. We however don’t take requests, only commissions. The Tutorials are the only ones that are being accepted for requests. Thank you.

BIRD BEAAAKS. This one doesn’t teach how to draw but it0s the introduction to that. Quite a lot of people I give classes to have this idea that the beak is an apendix of the bird’s skull and not a part of the skull that doesn’t have feathers covering it. And because of that wrong notion beaks are drawn poorly and with no sense of weight or even being part of the bird’s head.

So this art tip of the week is just the very introduction to the concept of drawing beaks. Just explaining what the beak actually is.

Hope you like it, even though its a simpler one. 

CHEERS and tons of love

Macroprotodon brevis - small snake that can be found in Portugal. Do they exist in Almeida? We are not completely sure, but it is not impossible, as there is a small population of them near by.
This drawing was made with Copic markers, mixed with coloured pencils and a tiny bit of acrylic to give the shiny effect on the snake’s scales.

Macroprotodon brevis - small snake that can be found in Portugal. Do they exist in Almeida? We are not completely sure, but it is not impossible, as there is a small population of them near by.

This drawing was made with Copic markers, mixed with coloured pencils and a tiny bit of acrylic to give the shiny effect on the snake’s scales.

cephalopodqueen asked
tutorial suggestion- how to give a living thing the right "weight"- to make it look not flat/to show muscles properly, that sort of thing

Noted :) Thank you for your suggestion :) We are more than open to receive more of them.

Here is a SMALL art tip. But this one was lined up for this week a while ago.

Usually people underestimate the “power” of mixed media. The texture of coloured pencils is AWESOME, but usually the colours don’t look perfect because we always see those white gaps in it.

This is a easy way to get around that problem :)

Hope this helps people who are trying with traditional arts and whatnot :) ENJOY ;) AND SPREAD THE WORD

Another pair of commissioned work. Done digitally.
Developed for this project - http://oceanlifeid.com/  - go give it a check! :) A field guide of marine life.

Another pair of commissioned work. Done digitally.

Developed for this project - http://oceanlifeid.com/  - go give it a check! :) A field guide of marine life.