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Old Wednesday 12th April 2017, 18:24   #1
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Birds in watercolour

I had been drawing animals in CG (computer graphics) for some time, but finally decided to ditch pixels and move onto traditional materials. I always preferred real drawings and paintings, yet hesitated to make them myself due to higher degree of difficulty.
Some of the first results of my journey into new territories.
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Old Wednesday 12th April 2017, 18:27   #2
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Well it looks to be a mighty fine journey you've taken. These are all such beautiful pieces of artwork Oruga!
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Old Thursday 13th April 2017, 08:21   #3
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KC Foggin, thank you. The road is long, but I'm determined to stick to it.
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What a great talent you have. Truly inspiring and a great motivation for me to improve my humble sketches
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Lazydays, thank you for the complement! I was drawing with pencil for many years, so I have some grip on anatomy, but watercolours (and watercolour paper) provide a completely new challenge. I throw out into the garbage can quite a lot of works. It's frustrating, but I tell myself that it is natural way of learning.
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After drawing single birds for a month I finally tried a group image. I chose snow bunting as a model, because I used to live behind the Polar circle and am especially partial to them.
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You not only have a talent for pencil work it appears you have already conquered the watercolour aspect.
Some really excellent work there,keep going.
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Lovely work Oruga, you have a real feel for your subject.
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George, Nigel, thank you for the positive feedback, it inspires to not dwell on the mistakes and just draw new stuff.
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I'm a bit (a lot) nervous about my next project - the splendid quetzal on Arches paper, so I will probably take a break from birds for some time and switch to mammals.
Here are the two works I think are the best among the pictures I did with watercolour so far.
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Wonderful paintings!
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Wonderful paintings!
Thank you. I'm trying to work on my mistakes, hopefully I'll get some progress soon.
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oh.wow....very very nice artwork! envy your amazing talent using traditional materials.
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