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

 

Another tutorial. Simple tutorial as always, this time mentioning how to make a fur texture using BIC’s. Next tutorial will be about getting proportions right. Many of these things are not new for many artists, however these tutorials are for many people who are starting recently on the art-world. More in-depth art tutorials are being developed. But for now, these weekly art tips are available.

Anyways, I want to say thank you for my friend Luciana, for letting me take photos non-stop of Inuit.

Almeida’s reptiles: Montpellier’s snake (Malpolon monspessulanus). Juvenile and male adult. The females are similar to the juveniles but darker. These snakes are mildly venomous, but pose virtually no threat to humans. Very efficient in pest control, especially rodents. A bit aggressive by nature and extremely well adapt to the more humanized areas.

Both are old drawings, in desperate need of remake, especially the juvenile that was made in a small sketchbook pad, and because of it, it is visible the gap between pages.

Both done with watercolours and coloured pencils.

Almeida’s reptiles: Montpellier’s snake (Malpolon monspessulanus). Juvenile and male adult. The females are similar to the juveniles but darker. These snakes are mildly venomous, but pose virtually no threat to humans. Very efficient in pest control, especially rodents. A bit aggressive by nature and extremely well adapt to the more humanized areas.

Both are old drawings, in desperate need of remake, especially the juvenile that was made in a small sketchbook pad, and because of it, it is visible the gap between pages.

Both done with watercolours and coloured pencils.

Still a work in progress. Mixing traditional with digital.
Have a juvenile Goshawk done with BIC/Biro mixed with some basic digital painting. Don’t know if this will ever be finished. It was simply a test.

Still a work in progress. Mixing traditional with digital.

Have a juvenile Goshawk done with BIC/Biro mixed with some basic digital painting. Don’t know if this will ever be finished. It was simply a test.

Here a BIC drawing of an Iberian Wolf. This is a first stage of a drawing that is meant to have a bit of colour and another elements to it. But for now we will share this :)

Here a BIC drawing of an Iberian Wolf. This is a first stage of a drawing that is meant to have a bit of colour and another elements to it. But for now we will share this :)

Next Mini Art Tutorial will be?

We would really love to know what you guys would like next. For now, there is only the possibility to make small, quick tutorials. We wish to make some “progress” animated gifs to see how certain pictures are done.

But for now, small tutorials :) What would you guys like? a “correct proportion” tip? Or a “sketch fur with BIC/Biro pen”?

Let us know ;)

Hello everyone! Here is a first tutorial! A very simple walkthrough on how to make a wolf head.

This is our very first attempt at making art tutorials so please do share your opinions and feedback, like what you did like and not so next time we can adjust it better.

In the meantime we will be posting these small and quick art tips until we have more decent material to share the how to’s with you guys.

Thank you so much for all the support you have all been AMAZING. The reblogs, faves and watches mean a lot to us. I hope you like these mini tutorials, a way to say thank you to ya’ll!!

Have fun and show us your results :D

CHEERS

Last week, Zoo Logical had an important meeting in Almeida’s Town Hall with Benjamin Mee, Adam Cook, Manuela Tolda, Paulo Adriano and Almeida’s Mayor António Baptista Ribeiro, to discuss an upcoming project focused on Wildlife Conservation. Here are some photos of the event. More details will come soon.

Please take your time to visit Benjamin Mee’s Zoo site here  - http://www.dartmoorzoo.org.uk/

Some of you may ask how is Almeida like. What is it about, and why is it considered to have so much historical value. This video by Jon Haggins basically explains all. Now there must be a video explaining all the Wild-life value :D

This 10 minute video with beautiful images will let you know the “essential” of this small town.

Enjoy

Several wolf studies done by using a bic pen. The idea is to get as more familiar as possible with the form, proportions and textures. The more sketches are done, the better the result will be in the final picture.