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Old Tuesday 11th June 2013, 00:08   #1
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Rafael Matias: illustrations, drawings and field sketches

Hi all,
I thought it could be a nice idea to start a thread to share some of my artwork, both published and unpublished stuff.
I'll start with a Red-necked Nightjar and a singing Serin, from 2007 (both gouache on paper), published in the Atlas of breeding birds in Portugal (2008).
Thank you for watching.
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Old Tuesday 11th June 2013, 00:17   #2
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I like. I like lots. Talent.
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Old Tuesday 11th June 2013, 00:20   #3
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Storm-petrels (Hydrobates pelagicus), made on a very different technique from the previous ones, China ink on polyester (2009, published in the Birds of Portugal or Aves de Portugal).
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Old Tuesday 11th June 2013, 00:23   #4
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Old Tuesday 11th June 2013, 08:52   #5
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Wow!..thanks for sharing these excellent pieces Rafael. Love your painting style and am very envious of your skill with ink! Can't wait to see more...
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Wow!..thanks for sharing these excellent pieces Rafael. Love your painting style and am very envious of your skill with ink! Can't wait to see more...
Thank you so much for the kind comments Nick, they're much appreciated. I'm glad you liked them and I'll try and put some more soon.
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They are very nice, Rafael!
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Very nice paintings Rafael, I especially like the first nightjar!
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Got any of Silver Teal Rafael???... hope all is well with you.

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Beautiful , skillfully painted all of them Rafael!

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Lovely work Raphael - the storm petrel piece is fabulous (love the sea).
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Apologies for taking so long to reply, but had to stay away from BF for a while due to being swamped in work (and still am at the moment...) BF is such a huge distraction! Though a very nice one...
Thank you all for all the encouraging comments, they really mean a lot to me, especially coming from artists I really admire as you are! Need to find some time to post some more stuff...
Thanks everyone!
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Got any of Silver Teal Rafael???... hope all is well with you.

Cheers from the Falklands

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Alan it's great to hear from you! Re Silver teal unfortunately got just the ones you saw... great birds they are. Thanks for that cool birding day there! Never managed to go back to the Falklands again, and it just seems odd after spending such a big chunk of my life there... that's the way it is I guess! Hope all is well with you too, your blog hasn't been updated in ages and that's really a shame as it's such a great one (used to check it at least once a week!).
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Storm Petrel's are fantastic .
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