With my fourth trip of the year to Scotland coming up in little over a month, I'm still working my way through pictures from the last two trips. This Red Grouse was one of many seen around Lochindorb in April.
They are considered game birds, and extensively shot, by means of both 'walked up' shooting and 'driven' shooting. For more info on driven shooting, why it's so bad for the Hen Harrier and other species, and to sign a petition calling for it to be banned, follow this link to Mark Avery's blog.
Tiger & Cub. I've just finished drawing this Tiger and cub. It was done with pastel sticks and pastel pencils on A3 pastelmat paper. This was the second time I've tried drawing in colour or using pastels. People always ask me how long my pictures take but I never really know the answer. This one has been sat on my desk for almost a month and I just do a bit of work on it when I feel like it. It's fair to say I've spent more time on this one than any before it.
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A young wild boar looks up to its mother in the Forest of Dean. The grasses in the foreground do obscure the scene a bit, but without them being there, I wouldn't have been able to get close enough to get the shot. ForestOfDeanBlog.com
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