It was my first time on safari, in Kruger NP, South Africa. I was sitting in an open jeep photographing a pride of lions and cubs. Suddenly a lioness came straight up to my side of the jeep, about 4 feet from my elbow resting on the door, which It seemed to me sensible to withdraw!
As the photograph shows, from which I sketched this picture, she was not happy! This buttock clenching clenching moment passed, with her staring at me for a while, giving a roar in my direction and turning away. I did not take the photo’ someone else in the jeep did. I was rigid, trying to pretend it wasn’t happening.
A pastel sketch of Puffins on the Farne Islands, off the Northumberland Coast. The Farnes have one of the largest populations of nesting puffins with over 39,000 pairs recorded in 2013.
Today’s pastel sketch. We still have these beautiful red squirrels around here. Enjoying this pastel adventure, I’ve always avoided this medium in the past but it lends itself to this sort of quick sketch taking about an hour to complete.
Pastel sketch of Blue Tits done this morning.
Another venture into pastel. Taken from a ‘photo from my visit to Stone Town, Zanzibar.