I am not a nature lover. My interest in plants hardly exists and I have a very selective attention concerning animals. However, birds of prey belong to my favourites and I admire the high art of falconry. It is little wonder that whenever I sketch in the museum of natural history, I am sitting in the same section.
I inaugurated my new sketchbook with a long-legged buzzard (Buteo rufinus) and the head of a white-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla).
The Stilman & Birn Beta Softcover (14 x 21,6 cm) is not too heavy, handy and can manage the amount of water I use. Nevertheless, I am used to sketch smaller because auf the A5 size book I had before. The golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) has a lot of space on the page.
The detailed study of the head of an imperial eagle (Aquila heliaca) did not work and was replaced by another sketch of the full body.