These two paintings of a Peregrine Falcon are a gift the HawkQuest a wonderful environmental education outreach organization based in Parker, Colorado. I’ve been a volunteer with HawkQuest for thirteen years now, and every year one of my paintings becomes a gift to a lucky volunteer. These two paintings memorialize the male Peregrine Falcon that had passed away this year. The painting on the left is how the staff of HawQuest would like to remember him, in flight while being exercised. The painting on the right will be given away during the holiday party to a volunteer.
HawkQuest is nonprofit with 35 non-releasable birds-of-prey which are used to educate the public about the role of Raptors in the ecosystem and environmental stewardship. Please consider making a donation to HawkQuest during Colorado gives day on December 10th. Your donation is tax deductable. Click here to donate.
iPad Painting of a Northern White Rhino
Shortly after the Western Black Rhino was declared extinct, this Northern White Rhino is another species on the brink of extinction. Drawn on the iPad using the Sketchbook Pro app.
Northern White Rhino By Ray Cassel from Raymond Cassel on Vimeo.
A profile of a chimpanzee looking comtemplatively into the distance. This image was created on the iPad using the Sketchbook Pro app. Prints can be purchased here.
Contemplation by Ray Cassel from Raymond Cassel on Vimeo.
Latest wildlife illustrations created on the iPad. A Red Fox and a juvenile Broad-tailed hummingbird. Timelapse videos of each piece are shown below. Each illustration was created in Autodesk’s Sketchbook Pro app for iPad. Prints can be purchased here
Red Fox by Ray Cassel from Raymond Cassel on Vimeo.
Young Broad-winged Hummingbird from Raymond Cassel on Vimeo.
Orangutans are the most arboreal of the great apes and are only found in the rain forests of Boreo and Sumatra. Shrinking habitat has left the species endangered, critically endangered in Sumatra. This portrait of an orangutan was drawn on an iPad using the Sketchbook Pro app. Prints can be purchased here I created a time-lapse video of this piece, however I forgot to record part of the drawing. Click here to see the video.
This piece won a spot as runner up in the fine art category of issue 34 in the Creative Quarterly. This issue will be released this spring (2014), as a runner up it will be part of the online gallery.
This drawing of a Mule Deer is inspired by a photo I took this past spring as a herd passed through our yards.There were probably about twelve wandering through raiding the trees for some food. This drawing was created on the iPad using the the Sketchbook Pro app. I also used the Pogo Connect stylus. A time-lappse video of the drawing can be viewed below. Prints may be purchased at Redbubble.com
Looking Back – Speed Painting On the iPad from Raymond Cassel on Vimeo.
This illustration was inspired by a photo taken by Philippe Sainte-Laudy. His amazing photo of the mist over the Vosges Mountains in France is stunning. I altered the scale of my version to add in a moose. I thought my version was a bit lifeless without another animal in the scene. This was created on the iPad using the Sketchbook Pro app. I also the Pogo Connect stylus. You can view a time-lapse video of this work below.
Misty Landscape by Ray Cassel from Raymond Cassel on Vimeo.
This ink sketch is meant to capture the awkward angle created at high speed in a turn. The out-stretched tail balancing the body. The tension in the moment involves the viewer to complete the narrative by imagining if the prey is close or just out of reach.
Created with Indian ink and watercolor on paper. Measuring 10 inches by 5 inches.