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Old Saturday 18th August 2007, 21:51   #276
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Lovely work - looking forward to seeing more.
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Old Sunday 19th August 2007, 10:04   #277
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Thankyou Matt & Wendy I'me pleased you like.
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Old Sunday 19th August 2007, 19:08   #278
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Some more Juv. Finches
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Old Sunday 19th August 2007, 19:56   #279
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Some coloured pencil sketches of some finches to get me going again.
Again lovely use of coloured pencils and some unusual angles, especially like the greenfinch top left, beautifully done.
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Old Sunday 19th August 2007, 20:47   #280
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Some more Juv. Finches
These are exquisite Arthur! I love the postures you've show here.
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Old Monday 20th August 2007, 14:00   #281
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Thankyou Deorah & Alan .

With all the rain we have been having saw this little Juv. Jackdaw soaked and feeling sorry for itself.
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A sorry sight to be sure (beautifully portrayed tho'!)
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Old Tuesday 21st August 2007, 18:20   #283
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Thanks Deborah.
Horrible weather here today. Sketched these two Collared Doves on my feeders
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Up there with the very best these collared dove drawings - superb work Arthur.
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The stiff necked posture of the near bird is sooo spot on Arthur (My Collared Doves haven't yet mastered the art of staying on the feeders without doing very clumsy impressions of over-sized Hummers!)
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Old Monday 27th August 2007, 11:58   #286
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love the juvenile finches, but seriously these collared doves have got the x factor, beautiful flowing and balanced lines, no fuss, just the essential and a great success.
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Thankyou all. finding it hard to get going . A greenfinch to loosen the fingers up.
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Old Sunday 2nd September 2007, 16:25   #288
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It's a little gem Arthur!!

Looking forward to seeing whats next.

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the expression is superbly captured! And a great angle.
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I second Nick! simply fantastic!

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Good drawing of the Greenie, Arthur

Btw ... do you do these coloured drawings in the field or using photos/guides etc - they are so darn accurate!!! I have loads of trouble just getting basic shapes in, let alone plumage details to this level.
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Good drawing of the Greenie, Arthur

Btw ... do you do these coloured drawings in the field or using photos/guides etc - they are so darn accurate!!! I have loads of trouble just getting basic shapes in, let alone plumage details to this level.
Hi Deborah, I draw them up when I get back and they are fresh in the head.I use any referance that will help. In the feild all Ime after is the shape or posture (Jizz) the detail can come later.But I do like to be accurate with my drawing or try to be.
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be nice to see some of the jizzy one's too Arthur ... but these are nevertheless excellent
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Here is the initial sketch then Deborah
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Really nice greenie Arthur. Like Nick's already said, the angle is great, nice to see how it's developed from the sketch too.

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Thanks for posting the sketches Arthur - I really love the life work that people post, the birds just look so dynamic and alive even with a few simple pencil lines - and as Woody says, it's great to see how they have developed into finished drawings - now the posture you've captured on that Great Tit is something else - Lovely!
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Welcome back Woody, nice to be dry again.
Some Goldies waiting to come in on the feeders.
I will prob. take the top & bot left further.
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Love the goldfinches- I saw some large flocks of them yesterday on the coastal cliffs. I don't suppose its unusual but I hadn't noticed so many before - maybe they were youngsters. I couldn't possibly sketch them as they were far too quick for me. I did get some photos so I'll try and do a sketch or two from those. Really excellent drawings.
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Agreed the goldfinches are excellent, and let's not forget that chiffchaff, such a comfortable, well-observed shape.
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Thankyou both.
Two drawn up a bit more from the Goldfinches
Must now hide the coloured pencils up and carry on getting to grips with painting, no more Finches for a while either just leave you with these two.
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