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Old Sunday 10th June 2007, 13:42   #176
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A coloured pencil sketch Herring Gull over Weybourne Beach
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Old Sunday 10th June 2007, 13:46   #177
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very well drawn, the gull is superbly balanced, and a good strong composition. I miss these birds very much!
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Old Sunday 10th June 2007, 18:21   #178
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Lovely work Arthur, I always have trouble with flying birds.
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Old Sunday 10th June 2007, 20:17   #179
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Another beauty Arthur - I adore the angle of the bird's head - really well drawn. Excellent.
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Old Sunday 10th June 2007, 20:45   #180
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thankyou Gentsfor your kind words
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Old Sunday 10th June 2007, 22:28   #181
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Arthur

It seems an age since I've visited these art forums!!

Just been looking at your latest pics and I'm very impressed, those starlings from post #155 and the juv ringed plover from post #175 are absolutely
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Old Monday 11th June 2007, 11:08   #182
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Thanks Matt nice to see you back here at the rough end of Norfolk.Havent seen the sun for aweek under this sea mist
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Old Tuesday 12th June 2007, 13:50   #183
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GBH . or Great Black Backed Gull Weybourne Beach again.
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Old Tuesday 12th June 2007, 16:13   #184
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Very nice, I assume you mean GBB, otherwise you'll spark a massive twitch.
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Old Tuesday 12th June 2007, 18:28   #185
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Very nice, I assume you mean GBB, otherwise you'll spark a massive twitch.
No I mean GBH as in grievous bodily harm to anything near it.
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Old Tuesday 12th June 2007, 19:37   #186
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ah I see, I was dreaming of Great Black-headed. Yes, grievous bodily harm is an apt title.
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Old Wednesday 13th June 2007, 00:15   #187
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Watched a bonxie get some GBH yesterday - it flew through 'my' GBBG colony on Hunda. I always thought the gull was somewhat 'subservient' to great skuas, but on this occasion the GBB hit the skua with a right old clout and put it into the sea. Never seen it before. GBH is a fine title and a good drawing. I like your use of pencil, Arthur - lends itself to your style very nicely, I think.
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Old Saturday 16th June 2007, 18:53   #188
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Lovely day for a walk.

reverse veiw of the other magie. picture.

Tried water colour this time.
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This is truly lovely Arthur, it's almost as if the magpie's inviting us to go down the path. You've certainly captured the cheeky character of the bird, something I find impossible to do.
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Old Saturday 16th June 2007, 23:24   #190
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Again I follow Nick with his perceptive comment - super piece of work Arthur - this stuff you are producing really needs to be seen by a buying public, in one form or another!
But Nick is of course wrong with the second part of his comment - a quick glance at his goosander chicks dispell any doubt.
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Old Saturday 16th June 2007, 23:46   #191
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But Nick is of course wrong with the second part of his comment - a quick glance at his goosander chicks dispell any doubt.
Goosanders are ok, but honestly, I've never been able to paint convincing Magpies, Carrion Crows or Herring Gulls, something to work on as there is a magpie painting in my head somewhere.
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Old Sunday 17th June 2007, 13:47   #192
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Nick you are kidding no-one, the charecter you put into all your pictures is very plain to see. It is in your head only. Like most people you always think it could be better.
Knowing when to leave it alone I think is the hardest part of paintingfor me.
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Old Monday 18th June 2007, 22:41   #193
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One of the little muggers

When these get together the poor Blackbirds dont stand a chance.

+ second love a dust bath
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these are really in the brilliant category!
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Arthur, those spuggies are ace! The little wotsits are eating me out of house and home at the moment, arriving in gangs of fifteen to twenty and lining up in the cottoneaster to get their turn on the feeders. I guess they've had a successful year.

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Arthur, lovely pics you can almost hear them. We don't have too many round here, but they are struggling back and it's good to be reminded of them. Though if they do return in numbers we may not think so.
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Is this my best side

Busy at the desk,when I looked up these where looking at me. Asking to be sketched.
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Another superb composition Arthur - outstanding work. The prep sketches are alive with information and the translation from those to coloured drawing is brilliantly executed. Excellent - again.
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One of my absolute favourites to draw and these remind me exactly why I love to draw them, so quirky and 'decorative'. You've captured their character superbly.
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Great sketches. You are really good with the colored pencils!
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