Drawing from life is always a challenge, particularly if your subject is an animal that can’t be asked to keep still! How to get around this problem was one of the main themes of our day long drawing workshop at the Wildwood British Wildlife Park earlier in June. Tutor Kristiina Sandoe also covered topics like note taking and mammal anatomy, while Suzanne Kynaston, Education Officer at Wildwood, helped participants to learn more about the animals they were sketching.
There’s no doubt who the star performer of the day was! Oakley the tawny owl featured in an animal encounter session that gave everyone taking part a chance to make a more detailed study, and the results were some really lovely drawings.
A family friendly version of this event will run in August.