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Old Monday 9th April 2012, 21:51   #26
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..Thank You All for the nice comments..Kind regards to All..
Well,..The weather changed few days ago ,and It has been very nice ..But other things are in my way of going out and sketch..My Kids have been out of school for 10 days(long holidays in Spain´s Semana Santa!),so when the weather got decent We had a lot to catch up with!..also, lots of people comes to the coast these days, and my favorite spots get a bit crowded..but tomorrow is all back to normal,and I think I would go out for a whole day sketching at least once this coming week..Hopefully the practice of the last few days brings some benefits to this approach,in the same manner the real viewings brought inspiration to the studio sketches...
I wanted to quit this ZooTube thing for now,but I had some more Chats and Redstarts left in me this morning,..Had to get them out!..Hope You like these as well
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Old Monday 9th April 2012, 22:06   #27
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You've got a very appealing technique going on here Manuel...

Just had a flick thru your illustrations....loved the cormorant and the aeroport landscape...

Latest chats great...particularly the bottom right bird...very very nice indeed...

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You've got a very appealing technique going on here Manuel...

Just had a flick thru your illustrations....loved the cormorant and the aeroport landscape...

Latest chats great...particularly the bottom right bird...very very nice indeed...

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Looking good Manuel. I had to think of you when I stumbled upon a video of wood warblers this morning. But I know that they're outside somewhere so I managed not to go looking for paper and pen and start sketching from the computer....
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Hi Manuel, you have a great technique, all scratchy and alive with energy. Sheets of chats are wonderful.

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Thanks..Nice Seeing You All..I cruise the threads in this forum,and honestly ,is almost overwhelming the amount of works you people produce,and Good stuff on top of It..Sometimes I dont say much ,but I wanna thank You All,for the great works You share Here...
Anyway...A few notes more to the Collection,..Humble as they are,they are made in the field!..Just fast, ,walk-about notes that I made without really trying and only as a natural response,in my own terms, to the fabulous presence of birds
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Old Thursday 19th April 2012, 17:18   #31
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A couple more...There is something wrong with this Duck,..I think..but I like it anyway,because I am not very good at pencil work,and any progress is welcomed..
Ah..Next ones Will be THE ones!
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Oh! - the stilt drawings are simply fabulous, especially the 3rd pencil sheet. Incredible work - I'm very envious of these drawings. Mallard's nice too :)
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Oh! - the stilt drawings are simply fabulous, especially the 3rd pencil sheet. Incredible work - I'm very envious of these drawings. Mallard's nice too :)

Wonderful sketches Manuel. I'm with Tim on that 3rd sheet. Very nice!
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Oh! - the stilt drawings are simply fabulous, especially the 3rd pencil sheet. Incredible work - I'm very envious of these drawings. Mallard's nice too :)
indeed, love how the two on the right fuse together - a very interesting imge.
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Great job on the life sketches since I last checked on the thread. Full of movement.
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Watercolor

This Could really be my first watercolor ever,when I think about It!..I have been squezzing some old watercolor tubes here and there in the studio,but never manage til now to buy myself some watercolor pans,and get a decent field set..I did get a few pans a few weeks ago,but not until today that I had some time to go out and try them...
I met this polite Night Heron roosting in a tree,in a pretty nice spot (also saw a Little Bittern or two,but they didnt want anything to do with Art, at least today),and got to try the watercolors...I had fun ,and the sketch had its moments...It only survived thanks to the Heron that left before I managed to ruin the whole thing!

Thanks again to All of You that keep posting all those wonderful works on regular basis..All very inspiring!
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I'd say that turned out great!
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What a lovely first watercolor! Let's hope that there are many to follow.
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What a lovely first watercolor! Let's hope that there are many to follow.
. . . oh yes please.
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What a lovely first watercolor! Let's hope that there are many to follow.
I am just amazed at the people on this forum who pick up watercolor as though they were born to it!! Wonderful start in your watercolor career.
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can only agree about more to follow
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The egret is so delicate: lovely!!!
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Greetings...

Well..Long time since my last entry here,..Very erratic in my work and my life these days,..Trying to figure my next move again..I have been painting in the studio ,trying to revive my contemporary work, and although I went out in the field a few times,to paint, my results werent really worth to share ..
I actually have some sort of a personality crisis going on..I feel that I dont like too much my member name "mayoayo",I am tired of that name.,,Is Ok for an ebay nickname but I wanna outgrow that name and relate with friends and other members in this forum with my real name..Manuel Mondejar...I am therefore closing this thread and All activity in this forum under the "Mayoayo" name,and go in hibernation until I can be properly introduced in society with my real name..
To close this period I will share with you my last avian study..Is part of a series of recent studies,that I am doing In a safari park that is actually very close to my home,about 3 km...The place is like a small zoo with animals roaming free in large enclosed areas,and they take tours with buses and things like that..You get the picture..What I didnt know is that they have a collection of raptors...I found out in a brochure,just recently and decided to ask permission to go draw the birds ,..They told me yes,and I have been there already twice,..I can spend the whole day ,pretty much by myself in the presence of the beauties..A large European Eagle Owl,an American Great Horned ,a Bubo Bengalensis,a Lanner falcon, a Saker falcon, a Common buzzard,Red tail Hawk,Harris Hawk,Steppe Eagle ,oh,and a pair of pretty cool Burrowing Owls..This is much different of working with a telescope or pictures or videos...the detail and emotional charge of having such wonderful creatures a couples meters in front of you is great..I cant thank the birds enough for this collaboration..So although captive,these birds are going to be my avian connexion for the next weeks,..I hope to be able to visit at least once a week for a while...For now I only did some studies,but I intend to do some developed works..or maybe not..
but anyway,to close the period and start the New (Good time of the year to do so,and the right moment according to the Mayan ,You cant deny that! )
I leave You with this Ink study of an unknown and unfinished falcon, and wish You all a happy ,happy time..
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Well..Long time since my last entry here,..Very erratic in my work and my life these days,..Trying to figure my next move again..I have been painting in the studio ,trying to revive my contemporary work, and although I went out in the field a few times,to paint, my results werent really worth to share ..
I actually have some sort of a personality crisis going on..I feel that I dont like too much my member name "mayoayo",I am tired of that name.,,Is Ok for an ebay nickname but I wanna outgrow that name and relate with friends and other members in this forum with my real name..Manuel Mondejar...I am therefore closing this thread and All activity in this forum under the "Mayoayo" name,and go in hibernation until I can be properly introduced in society with my real name..
To close this period I will share with you my last avian study..Is part of a series of recent studies,that I am doing In a safari park that is actually very close to my home,about 3 km...The place is like a small zoo with animals roaming free in large enclosed areas,and they take tours with buses and things like that..You get the picture..What I didnt know is that they have a collection of raptors...I found out in a brochure,just recently and decided to ask permission to go draw the birds ,..They told me yes,and I have been there already twice,..I can spend the whole day ,pretty much by myself in the presence of the beauties..A large European Eagle Owl,an American Great Horned ,a Bubo Bengalensis,a Lanner falcon, a Saker falcon, a Common buzzard,Red tail Hawk,Harris Hawk,Steppe Eagle ,oh,and a pair of pretty cool Burrowing Owls..This is much different of working with a telescope or pictures or videos...the detail and emotional charge of having such wonderful creatures a couples meters in front of you is great..I cant thank the birds enough for this collaboration..So although captive,these birds are going to be my avian connexion for the next weeks,..I hope to be able to visit at least once a week for a while...For now I only did some studies,but I intend to do some developed works..or maybe not..
but anyway,to close the period and start the New (Good time of the year to do so,and the right moment according to the Mayan ,You cant deny that! )
I leave You with this Ink study of an unknown and unfinished falcon, and wish You all a happy ,happy time..
Best regards
Mayoayo
A thoroughly wonderful drawing to end this thread, Mayoayo/Manuel! Now don't wait forever to start the next one.
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Wonderfully energetic drawing Manuel - if this thread has to close, then a fine way to do so . . . and with anticipation for the new work on the new thread, sometime soon.
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