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Old Sunday 8th November 2009, 11:57   #76
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thanks tim,progressed a little further now with all the teal in place,although the smallest female still needs a little work.just got to make a decent fist of the foreground water and reflections to hopefully tie it all in and bring it to life.still having a little trouble with the lighting i'm afraid.
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Old Sunday 8th November 2009, 20:02   #77
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Beautiful - what size, Clive?
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Old Sunday 8th November 2009, 20:56   #78
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cheers tim it's 7.5"x16"
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Old Sunday 8th November 2009, 21:12   #79
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Sh!t - that small and so much detail??!! Amazing.
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Old Tuesday 10th November 2009, 15:40   #80
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coming along beautifully!
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Old Wednesday 11th November 2009, 16:36   #81
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You obviously have the patience of a saint!

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Managed to finish this one up today,havn't managed to come up with a title for it yet.my photographic skills are sadly lacking i'm afraid so it's not the best quality image.
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Old Thursday 12th November 2009, 11:41   #83
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Doesn't need any fancy photographic skills to see the quality in your work Clive. A stupendous result - as lively and true to life as any painting. Lovely.
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Old Thursday 12th November 2009, 11:42   #84
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I confess to having a sneaky peep on your blog at this one and looked at all the detail close up. Not only is it superb but I love the watery reflections and composition too.
I shall never again complain about coloured pencils taking so long, I suspect that this represents many hours of work....and the care taken really shows.
Oh, and I love your blog header
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Old Thursday 12th November 2009, 11:55   #85
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many thanks tim and chrissy,ive lost track of how many hours went into this one especially trying to interpret the myriad of reflections into something that would make sense on paper!.thanks for the comments about my blog,i absolutely love foxes and have lost count on how many ive drawn over the years but the guy on the header was one i spent a lot of time with at secret world wildlife rescue allowing me to get some great reference material.
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superb result - you've captured that quality of light wonderfully.
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well , you do a really good artwork! the details are very fine!!
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thanks very much nick and aldabaran80,appreciate you stopping by
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Ah, mud with teal on it, just like my neck of the woods all through winter. Superb drawing Clive, captures the atmosphere perfectly.

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thanks mike and yes i think it's a scene that all birders would relate to which is what i like to try and portray in my drawings along with something of the atmosphere of the day.
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thanks mike and yes i think it's a scene that all birders would relate to which is what i like to try and portray in my drawings along with something of the atmosphere of the day.
Those Teal are great- I especially like the line of shadow that wraps round the centre drake.

It occurs to me with winter coming on that you could do a really smart Water Rail in da reedy edge in this style - it would have just that mixture of darkness detail and contrast.
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right across the finish line and a winner by several lengths!
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ed,thanks very much,especially for noticing the shadow! i did a drawing of a moorhen with a reedy edge thing going on with snow and ice recently,water rail would be nice although i havnt gathered any reference on this particular bird as yet.
colleen many thanks :)
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Doesn't need any fancy photographic skills to see the quality in your work Clive. A stupendous result - as lively and true to life as any painting. Lovely.
totaly agree with Tim. lovely work Clive
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just finished up this image of a curlew on keyhaven marshes.photography still not brilliant i'm afraid.
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Very juicy indeed Clive - superb.
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Lovely Clive. It's the sunlight that makes it special.

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