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Forum: Wildlife Art Sunday 26th February 2012, 16:59
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Posted By RussB
Great to see gulls as always, Arth. Especially...

Great to see gulls as always, Arth. Especially the common and under-rated species like Common Gull. Thse are excellent examples of modern gull illustration. A species with a character often so hard...
Forum: Wildlife Art Saturday 28th January 2012, 19:48
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Posted By RussB
A quite excellent piece, Arthur. I wonder what...

A quite excellent piece, Arthur. I wonder what inspiration would be waiting for me down in the fens? It seems Norfolk not only has great birding but it also iinspires some great art, too.
This time...
Forum: Wildlife Art Saturday 10th December 2011, 12:07
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Posted By RussB
Looking excellent, Arthur. I could do with a few...

Looking excellent, Arthur. I could do with a few lessons, sir!

Russ
Forum: Wildlife Art Sunday 27th November 2011, 20:10
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Posted By RussB
The pencil sketch and the portrait of the flying...

The pencil sketch and the portrait of the flying 'shortie' are excellent pieces, Arthur. As Colleen say, the plumage on the flying bird has been masterly rendered, sir!

Russ
Forum: Wildlife Art Sunday 20th November 2011, 18:14
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Posted By RussB
Nice to see your sketchbook opened for all and...

Nice to see your sketchbook opened for all and sundry, once again, Arth. Some lovely work there is too, here. I alway make a hash of cryptically plumaged birds by over-doing them. This is an example...
Forum: Wildlife Art Monday 25th July 2011, 20:15
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Posted By RussB
Great stuff Arthur! There's simply not enough...

Great stuff Arthur! There's simply not enough gulls on this forum full stop! It's nice to see both the humble BHG and the rather classier Med receive your full attention here. Some very well handled...
Forum: Wildlife Art Saturday 2nd July 2011, 22:46
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Posted By RussB
Many thanks for the tip, Arth. This sounds very...

Many thanks for the tip, Arth. This sounds very easy...... I've learned that a no.4 is quite a small brush any how! No, seriously I'll try this. Never read about this in those mind numbingly dull...
Forum: Wildlife Art Friday 1st July 2011, 13:00
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Posted By RussB
Now this is HOW to do black and whites! I'm very...

Now this is HOW to do black and whites! I'm very impressed ith your handling of the wings Arth. When working this way how do you manage the very fine fringes on the coverts, scaps etc? Do you use a...
Forum: Wildlife Art Monday 21st March 2011, 20:27
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Posted By RussB
Great sprawk, Arth! Immensely difficult face-on...

Great sprawk, Arth! Immensely difficult face-on profile got down to a T, sir. Funny how eyeballing a bird like this instantly captivates you and screams 'sketch me' much more than it would, say, a...
Forum: Wildlife Art Monday 7th March 2011, 20:38
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Posted By RussB
Like the man says... Russ

Like the man says...

Russ
Forum: Wildlife Art Monday 28th February 2011, 19:33
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Posted By RussB
Very interesting to watch this develop, Arthur....

Very interesting to watch this develop, Arthur. Looking splendid so far - a quintessential English scene, and one that we must hope never vanishes. Your sky diving lappie has inspired me to make...
Forum: Wildlife Art Saturday 19th February 2011, 10:14
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Posted By RussB
Brilliant to see sketchbook pages like this! For...

Brilliant to see sketchbook pages like this! For me looking into sketchbooks is as good as, ahem, looking at stuff from the top shelf of WHSmiths, except that they no longer keep them in...
Forum: Wildlife Art Friday 11th February 2011, 21:05
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Posted By RussB
Lovely lappy, Arthur. What I like about your...

Lovely lappy, Arthur. What I like about your style is that you seem to have a very deft touch with the pencil, with subtle gradations in tone and value - cxxxxt I sound like an art teacher. Whereas...
Forum: Wildlife Art Wednesday 26th January 2011, 21:51
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Posted By RussB
Masterful moorhens, Arthur! Make mine look a bit...

Masterful moorhens, Arthur! Make mine look a bit 'wooden'. I think I've said it before, there are supreme challenges in the every day.
This is the standard I need to aim for.

Russ
Forum: Wildlife Art Wednesday 19th January 2011, 18:20
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Posted By RussB
Just pored over your latest sketches, Arth....

Just pored over your latest sketches, Arth. Goldfinch is done in your admirable, extremely well-observed style, and nice and big too - a man after my own heart! Cock-on poses caught on two sheets -...
Forum: Wildlife Art Saturday 25th December 2010, 11:45
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Posted By RussB
Pird wag in the snow - a perfect little send off...

Pird wag in the snow - a perfect little send off in these freezing times.

Happy xmas and a happy New Year, Arth.

Russ
Forum: Wildlife Art Friday 17th December 2010, 15:58
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Posted By RussB
Hmmm, very nice studies here. I particularly like...

Hmmm, very nice studies here. I particularly like the green woodpecker in a couple of different poses. No side-on drawings here (nowt wrong with them ofcourse) but birds are infinitely better - and...
Forum: Wildlife Art Wednesday 15th December 2010, 19:54
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Posted By RussB
You've done a superb job on the plumage here...

You've done a superb job on the plumage here Arthur. I reckon it would be very easy to end up with something looking very cryptic but totally unnatural. Not this work, it scores on both counts.

Russ
Forum: Wildlife Art Saturday 27th November 2010, 18:09
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Posted By RussB
Wonderful waxwings Arthur, but the Robin sketches...

Wonderful waxwings Arthur, but the Robin sketches are different class! Masterfully done and a real inspiration for me to try something different to the waterbirds. Passerines seldom show well enough...
Forum: Wildlife Art Sunday 31st October 2010, 18:51
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Posted By RussB
Superb work, Arthur. The sketches in particular...

Superb work, Arthur. The sketches in particular garbbed my attention. A species I've not yet had the pleasure of sketching, but I'm sure this autumn/winter will provide the opportunity. They must be...
Forum: Wildlife Art Saturday 23rd October 2010, 10:46
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Posted By RussB
Some very fine work here, Arthur. Tell me, why...

Some very fine work here, Arthur. Tell me, why hasn't the illustration work cme your way?
For me, the standard here would easily find its place in the next Helm guide, but you might have to do the...
Forum: Wildlife Art Sunday 10th October 2010, 22:34
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Views: 262,473
Posted By RussB
Superb work Arthur! These Redstarts are masterly...

Superb work Arthur! These Redstarts are masterly done. A great sense of shape and volume, subtle tones and nice crisp lines - a standard to aspire to.

Russ
Forum: Wildlife Art Monday 20th September 2010, 21:11
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Posted By RussB
Many thanks for your speedy responses,...

Many thanks for your speedy responses, gents.

Russ
Forum: Wildlife Art Monday 20th September 2010, 20:28
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Posted By RussB
Thanks Arth and Nick. Not a long winded reply at...

Thanks Arth and Nick.
Not a long winded reply at all; I'm fascinated by artists working methods, and like coppers or academics 'I want to know' ! (that's nicked (ouch!) from Inspector Morse.

Whilst...
Forum: Wildlife Art Sunday 19th September 2010, 20:27
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Posted By RussB
These whitethroats are ace, Arthur! Am I correct...

These whitethroats are ace, Arthur! Am I correct in thinking your adding paint to your original sketches - and if so what type of sketchbook are you using? Or these redrawn on watercolour paper...
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