Sketches from live... or dead

 

It is challenging to sketch animals from life because they don't stay still.  Often, however, they came to me as trapped mouse, stuck frog, dead birds that crushed into the windows.

寫生極難,但鼠、蛙、蟬、蝶、撞窗死鳥等,常如天降神兵,予我仔細觀察的機會。



Mice
Mice

Pencil drawing, 13" x 9 1/2", 2003.

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Mice
Mice

Pencil sketch, 9 1/4" x 13", 2003.

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Mouse
Mouse

Pencil sketch, 9 1/2" x 13", 2004.

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Swimming Penguins
Swimming Penguins

Pencil drawing live in New England Aquarium, 19' x 24", 2002.

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Penguins
Penguins

Pencil drawing live in New England Aquarium with background added later, 19"x 24", 2001.

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Seahorses
Seahorses

Pencil drawing, 10 1/2" x 13 1/2", 2000.

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Pegeons
Pegeons

Pencil drawing, 18" x 24", 1999.

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Dead Mourning Dove
Dead Mourning Dove

Colored pencils, 13" x 9 1/2", 1999.

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Dead Mourning Dove
Dead Mourning Dove

Colored pencils, 13" x 9 1/2", 1990s.

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Dead Mourning Dove
Dead Mourning Dove

Colored pencils, 13" x 9 1/2", 1999.

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Rabbit
Rabbit

Pastel pencils sketch, 8 1/2" x 11", 1998.

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Dead Bluejay
Dead Bluejay

Colored pencils, 9 1/2" x 13", 1996.

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Shrimp
Shrimp

Watercolor, 13 1/4" x 9 1/2", 2002.

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Parakeets
Parakeets

Parakeets relax in strange manner such as the one on top--hanging upside down! Colored pencils, 13 1/4" x 9 1/2", 2001.

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Parakeets
Parakeets

Colored pencils, 13 1/4" x 9 1/2", 2001.

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Dead Bird
Dead Bird

Colored pencils, 8 12"x 11", 2006.

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Dead Bird
Dead Bird

Colored pencils, 8 12"x 11", 2006.

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Golden Retriever
Golden Retriever

Pencil sketch, 14" x 17", 1997.

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Bee
Bee

Colored pencils, 9 1/2" x 13", 2005.

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Mourning Doves
Mourning Doves

Pencil drawing, 18" x 24", 1999.

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Dead Sparrows
Dead Sparrows

Colored pencils, 8 1/4" x 11", 2000.

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Dead Sparrows
Dead Sparrows

Chinese brush painting, ink and color on rice paper, 8/1/4" x 13", 2000.

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Peahen
Peahen

Watercolor sketch from live in a Farmer's garden in Acton, Massachusetts, 18" x 24", 1999.

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Peacock
Peacock

Watercolor sketch, 18" x 24", 1999.

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