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Old Tuesday 10th September 2013, 20:49   #1
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Dusting off the old pencils!

Hi everyone!

Some of you may remember my name, but I had a thread on here when I was 14/15. I am now 21 and heading back to Bangor Uni next week to start a Masters degree...how time flies!

Anyway, I have recently been inspired to pick up where I left off, so have started a new Bird Art thread as I used to really enjoy it.

I'll start with a sketch I did today to try and remember the subtle differences between Ringed Plover and Semipalmated Plover.

It's good to be back!

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Old Wednesday 11th September 2013, 17:02   #2
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Attended Spurn Migration Festival last weekend and was really impressed despite the general lack of birds.

The three birds that stood out for me were the ever present juvenile RBShrike, a self-found Rosefinch and 4 Black Terns which I always love to see

Hopefully I captured them all ok so the text above isn't required to tell what they are!

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Old Thursday 12th September 2013, 17:35   #3
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Can't get over how hard it is to capture the essence of gull species! I'm about half way through this Caspian Gull sketch.

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Old Thursday 12th September 2013, 18:05   #4
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Done! Relatively pleased with the final piece but I fear you can never do justice to perfection....I like Gulls!!

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Old Thursday 12th September 2013, 18:09   #5
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Welcome back Zac some great work here sir pencil work shows great detail.Detail is something that stumps me.
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Old Friday 13th September 2013, 12:06   #6
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Black-and-white Warbler in their characteristic un-warbler-like posture! Lovely little birds but this drawing makes me remember how much I hate feet! May start just drawing feet for a while!!

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Quite happy with the Greenish but not sure about the Arctic

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Did a few field sketches this morning of the roosting Redshank in Bangor harbour. Hard work stood up and in the rain, sheltered behind a tree!

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Juvenile SABINE'S GULL. Stunning birds, hope I did it justice!

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Juvenile Mediterranean Gull

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Glad to see those pencils well and truly dusted off. Love the warblers
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Nice work, love the gulls!
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Glad to see those pencils well and truly dusted off. Love the warblers
Seconded- very sophisticated couple of warbler heads in partic. Keep going!
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Old Tuesday 1st October 2013, 23:17   #15
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Two of my favourite Winter birds! First birds I've drawn for a little as I've been drawing a present for my girlfriend, so that's taken priority

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Great Snipe...started this when the Spurn bird was present, but got a little lost andstopped til today. Not amazingly happy, but it's remarkable how detailed their feathers are! Something I may not have noticed without drawing

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White-necked Picathartes. What I believe to be the best bird in the world! Hopefully one day, I can field sketch this species!

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Thought I'd try something a bit different...Lesser Whitethroat in the hand
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Wish I could draw like that!!

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I didn't know you dabbled Zac, They're fantastic depictions.
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Your drawings are so delicate and really show of the 'softness' of the birds!
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