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Old Tuesday 4th December 2012, 20:50   #151
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Not a lot done of late bar a couple of little attempts. First one is a few sketches of a Desert Wheatear I went to see a couple of weeks ago. It wasnt done in the field but from photos and poor vids. I have noticed over the last couple of months that for many years Ive seen birds but not actually looked at them if that makes sense. Second Pic is a few little field sketches from today Teal, Blackhead, Tufty and Great Northern Diver certainly better than my last attempt that lined the bin
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Old Tuesday 4th December 2012, 21:08   #152
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Very nice! The Wheatear really is well done.
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Tasteful and subtle interpretation of the Wheatear. Very nicely done.
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Old Wednesday 5th December 2012, 23:28   #155
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Tasteful and subtle interpretation of the Wheatear. Very nicely done.
Yep, wonderful sketching...cracking little bird.
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Old Thursday 6th December 2012, 10:26   #156
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Cheers lady and Gents. Stood at the back door having a fag I decided grab the paints to sketch a dove sat in the tree I think i got the basics in 10 mins
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Old Saturday 8th December 2012, 14:18   #157
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Very nice! The Wheatear really is well done.
Yes that's a very nice watercolor. As I've said before watercolor seems really suited to you.
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Old Monday 17th December 2012, 10:01   #158
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Thanks Ken I do enjoy water colour & perhaps one day Ill be happy with the way the final piece comes out. Bramblings with splishy sploshy stuff and a Blue Tit for my niece the biggest fan of ones scribblings, more than my own kids. Great Northern Diver done with Burnt Stick
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Old Monday 17th December 2012, 12:19   #159
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Thanks Ken I do enjoy water colour & perhaps one day Ill be happy with the way the final piece comes out. Bramblings with splishy sploshy stuff and a Blue Tit for my niece the biggest fan of ones scribblings, more than my own kids. Great Northern Diver done with Burnt Stick
great Great Northern: I do like that powerful but relaxed posture
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great Great Northern: I do like that powerful but relaxed posture
I'me with Ed here & wheatear
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I very much like the Blue Tit, beautiful colours in there. Watercolour is my favourite technique to look at by far.
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That diver is especially nice. I love those birds...
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I agree with others; The Diver is a stand out piece for me.

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Many Many Thanks Well last night I dragged the burnt sticks out before it all gets to busy over the next couple of weeks. I was hoping to try do a Christmas pic but just havnt the time. So have a good Christmas Ladies and Gents and all the best for 2013. Luckily the world didnt end yesterday so enjoy
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A great piece to end 2012 with, well on your way to joining the high flyers on this forum sir. Have great Christmas and all the very best GEORGE.
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Nice piece to finish off the year!
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Nice piece to finish off the year!
John has it right. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
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beautiful..love the colors by the blue tit...and the owl...amazing
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After getting Flu Boxing day I hadnt had chance open my Santa presents properly untill a couple of days ago.A Windsor and Newton Student full set, a big improvement on the cheap ones I had been using. First quick attempt at a Dipper with them proved quite enjoyable. Ok it didnt improve my skill but did seem more user friendly. Second prezzzzy was some cheap acrylics unfortunately without brushes so water brushes were used on the Desert Wheatear 4 by 8inch little one
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Looking good to me. Perhaps others will think otherwise but if it were me I'd find some way to get some separate brushes for acrylic, at least just one or two. Regardless it looks like you're going to be as comfortable with acrylics as you are with watercolor. I'm looking forward to seeing your work in about a year.

I know most people can't think ahead that far but my guess is that you'll be quite pleased with what your work looks like a year from now.
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I like both. I'm intrigued by your dipper. Ours is a plain dark graphite color. Wonderful behavior to watch, but a very bland bird compared to yours.
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both pictures are so cute...
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I think this is a great start of the new year... And lovely to have some new colors! I always enjoy starting on brand new colors...
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some great work here...blue tit is quite wonderful and the diver is sublime...
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As I said on the other thread, I think acrylics might suit you. If you find you enjoy it enough it's worth spending a bit more on some quality paints and decent brushes.

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