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Old Friday 29th January 2016, 01:36   #1
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Aussie birds and fish artwork

I've just joined the forum and thought i'd share a few of my artworks. hope you enjoy them.
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Old Friday 29th January 2016, 02:17   #2
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Wonderful work, Trevor!
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Thanks mate, i appreciate that. My work mainly sees me painting fish but i do enjoy sketching birds, especially the little wrens. I'm currently working on a largish black and white pen artwork of Australia's largest eagle species, the wedge-tailed eagle.
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Nice! I really like the background of the scarlet robin
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Thankyou resparza, i appreciate the kind words.
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a couple more Aussie birds

Here's a couple of more little watercolours i've done. One is of a Gang Gang Cockatoo, the smaller sketch is of a Black Fronted Plover. I hope you enjoy them.
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Sweet! I've been super scared of watercolours all my life. I just started daring to paint some splashes now and then. I hope mine will look this nice one day. What kind of brush do you use for the Gang gang's fuzzy feathers? (if I may ask)
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Very fine sable watercolour brushes. I'm using watercolour and guoache (opaque watercolour) so i build up transparent larger areas and then work up to more detailed feathers as on the gang gangs head with less watery guoache if that makes sense?
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Thanks, yes I know what you mean. Maybe it would be less intimidating if I also used gouache. It would allow me to cover some errors to some degree :)
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great work, very nice
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Fantastic! Many thanks for sharing them. Please keep up the good work.

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Thanks, yes I know what you mean. Maybe it would be less intimidating if I also used gouache. It would allow me to cover some errors to some degree :)
Maybe you could 'dip your toe in' so to speak by doing a slightly more detailed pen sketch as you are now, but on hot pressed watercolour paper and then putting in some coloured wash?
That fish i've show in my first post has been done in this fashion. By doing this you can build up the structure of the bird and painting and then the colour simply enhances. This might give you confidence perhaps to use more and more colour without the pen if you wanted?
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Thankyou for the compliments Superslicks and Corvus cornix, it's much appreciated.
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