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Old Thursday 4th October 2012, 17:44   #1
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Bird Sketches/Drawings/Painting

I thought I would initiate a thread here in which I could post some of my artwork efforts. I especially enjoy attempting to portray members of the avian community.

My latest drawing is a female Black-throated Blue Warbler showing the bird being held in my left hand. I worked from a photograph of the bird which was taken by a member of our bird banding team here in Saint Joseph, Missouri.

Photo taken October 2, 2012. Drawing made October 3, 2012.
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Old Thursday 4th October 2012, 18:05   #2
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Looks good Larry. I did a field sketch of one of these a few weeks ago and had the hardest time remembering just where that little wing patch went after my short 15-second view of it.

Outside of Yellow-rumps Black-throated Blues are probably the most reliable warbler this late in the season in Philadelphia. Is that also true in Missouri? Oh yes there are generally a few Palms to be found as well.
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Old Thursday 4th October 2012, 18:30   #3
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We only rarely (I think twice in my four decades of serious birding) that we have had them in northwest Missouri! They do get the BTBW a little more regularly down around the Saint Louis area. Our most prevalent warblers at this season are the Orange-crowned, Tennessee, Nashville and the Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warblers.

* Oh, the above Black-throated Blue Warbler was a 1st of this species for me in Missouri. I had seen one previously at the Edwin B. Forsythe NWR, near Ship Bottom, New Jersey a few years back. It was a stunning male bird! And a "lifer" for me! I did not know at the time that it was one of the more abundant species to be found back there. But, I was certainly thrilled when I saw it!
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* Oh, the above Black-throated Blue Warbler was a 1st of this species for me in Missouri. I had seen one previously at the Edwin B. Forsythe NWR, near Ship Bottom, New Jersey a few years back. It was a stunning male bird! And a "lifer" for me! I did not know at the time that it was one of the more abundant species to be found back there. But, I was certainly thrilled when I saw it!
I'm still thrilled when I see the male!! What a bird it is. And congratulations for your first MO sighting.
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Beautiful work Larry - fabulous handling of values and very well crafted drawing. Let's see more.
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Beautiful work Larry - fabulous handling of values and very well crafted drawing. Let's see more.
I am honored to receive positive feedback from a real artist which I hold in high esteem!
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Old Friday 5th October 2012, 08:03   #7
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Oh dear this is where its starts Larry next you will be down your art shop buying paint and brushes. A grand looking warbler drawing i had to google what it looked like in real life, it is a beauty
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A very nice drawing, indeed. And what a thrill it must be to handle any kind of Wood Warbler, really.
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Nice sketch Larry!Looking forward to see more..

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Nice sketch Larry!Looking forward to see more..

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beautifully done, now don't be a stranger to these parts!
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Not a sketch or drawing, but a "nature crafted" piece of art.

Trammel tool for setting top trammel, bouncing low trammel, etc. on mist nets we set up for our bird banding operation.

The photo is of a "trammel tool" I fashioned from small black walnut tree I found in the mist net lane which had been cleared at our banding station at Missouri Western State University, Saint Joseph, Missouri. I think the "hook" end of the tool looks similar to a snow goose. I did nothing to the original "stick" except sand it smooth and rub with the black substance of black walnut hull.
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I like it!
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I like it!
Me too - and it shows that there's more to being an artist than just the 'doing' (most important, that is though) - it's the 'seeing' too. Nicely 'seen' Larry.
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Hello, Larry, and welcome to the Bird Forum from another Missourian. I look forward to seeing more of your work.
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really like the warbler Larry - keep 'em coming!
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really like the warbler Larry - keep 'em coming!
Thanks, I really want to get back to doing some sketching/drawing but it just seems like I have so many "irons in the fire" that I just do not get around to doing any drawing!
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Hmmm - now why does that sound so familiar???

I'm sure many of us here can relate Larry...definitely happens to me far more often than I'd like...
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Very impressive drawing Larry .
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