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Old Saturday 22nd May 2010, 03:43   #201
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feel absoulutely face to face with the creature...great work!
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thanks all,colleen these are such impressive beasts i was going for the 'in yer face' look and so i'm glad it comes across
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Old Saturday 22nd May 2010, 13:29   #203
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feel absoulutely face to face with the creature...great work!
Not just face to face but almost creature to creature. You feel like there's almost a communication going on between you and him. It's a real stunner.
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Old Saturday 22nd May 2010, 17:20   #204
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A textural smorgesbord! Lovely drawing Clive.

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Old Sunday 23rd May 2010, 22:09   #206
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Clive , simply staggering pencil work you have here. The Buff is great and I checked your blog and the progress pages of this are wonderful to look at. Loved the Avocet .
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cheers andy,i was watching springwatch the other night and there slow motion filming of a hobby chasing dragonflies and noted that they couldnt capture the strike as you had with your sketch even with all the hi-tech equipment!
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Popped along to Titchfield Haven last week armed with camera and bins to get some reference material of youngsters.The place was awash with young birds and particularly Black Headed Gulls and chicks.I am going to be showing my bird drawings there for 3 months from august and its the first time i will have exhibited my drawings of local birdlife to an appreciative audience outside of BF so i thought it would be nice to have some pictures including young birds.This is hopefully(time permitting) the first of several smaller sketch/study style pieces quickly rendered for the show.
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I missed that one !! I'll have to check on BBC iplayer see if its on there.

Sometimes its earier to see than others and if the hobby is in a climbing stall then
its easy to pick out or maybe I was just lucky
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Clive, the gull sketch is flawless, and so alive and present....what a wonder you are with a pencil.
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Oi Clive - It's amazing what you can chuck together, isn't it! What a superb piece of work - the show will be totally wonderful - good luck.
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Clive,

Simply astounding work. Those BH Gulls live!

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colleen,tim and phil thanks for the kind words,if the birders at titchfield are as appreciative as you guys i'll be chuffed and hopefully be able to spend a bit more time working on my fave subjects!
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Lovin' the gulls Clive, good luck with the exhibition.

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beautiful work - all the best with the show - it's bound to be very well received.
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Oi Clive - It's amazing what you can chuck together, isn't it! What a superb piece of work - the show will be totally wonderful - good luck.
Tim always says it so well! Best of luck with show Clive.
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mike,nick and ken thankyou all for the good wishes for the show
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good luck with the show but you won't needit.
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this is my latest scribbling.i was trying to re-capture a scene from a recent early evening visit to one of the scrapes at titchfield.i just loved the strong tonal contrasts caused by the fading backlighting as the sun started to go down.
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I've always been wary of those that can do detail, but this is proper art - beautiful stuff. I should go and check on my lapwings this weekend - see if they've been squished or not.
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cheers nick,i'm learning a lot from you guys at BF about the importance of an artistic approach to things as much as the detailed view.i find these small pieces much more enjoyable to create than slaving for hours over every hair or feather! i do hope the lapwings dont get squished!
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Very cool piece of work Clive, reminds me of the last bird you can see from the hide before it gets too dark, round here anyway - very atmospheric!
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this is my latest scribbling.i was trying to re-capture a scene from a recent early evening visit to one of the scrapes at titchfield.i just loved the strong tonal contrasts caused by the fading backlighting as the sun started to go down.
I like Nick am a bit hesitant when it comes to a great deal of detail in art. But one thing,among many, that has always struck me in your drawings is just what you mention here: a real appreciation of light and all it can bring to a scene. Reminds me in a way of some type of light blue flower I used to see when I lived in California. It only really stood out at dusk, when it just glowed in the dark. Light can do amazing things.
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