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British Wildlife Sketches

At Home In Nature
A selection of sketches ranging from captured moments and early ideas to more detailed observations of the natural world.

The sketches include some of the British Wildlife that lives at the end of the garden from the nearby local countryside and woods.

The wildflowers, nuts, fruits and berries are also found in the garden – natural foods and habitats for the small mammals and birds who reside in and around the local, semi-rural areas of England’s countryside, villages and towns.

graphite illustrastion of a nut
Graphite Sketch : Cobnut
pencil sketch of a shell
Shell Sketch : Graphite

mouse sketch
Sketch : British Wildlife : Mice

blackberry and mouse sketch
Sketch : Harvest Mouse

mouse and acorn sketch
Pencil Sketch : Garden Wildlife : Mouse

mouse sketch
Sketcbook : Mouse

mouse pencil sketch ideas and
Pencil Sketch : Small Mammal : Mouse

garden squirrel eating nuts graphite
Coloured Pencil Sketch : Garden Wildlife : Squirrel

pencil drawing of mouse
Graphite sketch : Mouse from the Fields

pencil mouse and fairy toadstools
Sketch : Fairytale Mouse

mouse and apple pencil sketch
Garden Sketch : Apple and Harvest Mouse

graphite crab apple
Sketch : Apples in Graphite

acorn sketch in detail
Botanical sketch : Acorn
farm goose in graphite
Farm Sketch : Goose

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