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Old Monday 23rd July 2012, 20:24   #51
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11) nightjar (same pic, more cropped)
12) turtle dove
13) semipalmated sandpiper
14) cory's/great shearwater
15) red footed falcon

cheers :)

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Old Tuesday 24th July 2012, 01:23   #52
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I love the Hoopoe pic it reminds me a little of an excellent artists work that graces our forum. Red Foot is great too and its about time I saw another as its been a few years
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Old Tuesday 24th July 2012, 13:35   #53
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11) nightjar (same pic, more cropped)
12) turtle dove
13) semipalmated sandpiper
14) cory's/great shearwater
15) red footed falcon

cheers :)

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that's a body of work: the Nightjar has something painterly going on with the way you have put it together

keep at it!
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Old Thursday 6th December 2012, 22:00   #54
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some more paintings............ some using watercolour and some gouache and some a mixture


1) long billed dowitcher
2) spoon billed sandpiper
3) monarch butterfly
4) buff breasted and pectoral sandpipers
5) plate billed mountain toucan
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Old Thursday 6th December 2012, 22:03   #55
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1) little owl
2) montagu's harrier
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Old Thursday 6th December 2012, 22:13   #56
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and I've done some wood carvings too...

common yellowthroat and blue tit carved from pine and painted with acrylic

green woodpecker (art final piece) carved from apple and painted with acrylic

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Well done young one on the sketches I love the Green wood carving
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What a great group of sketches - AND, you're doing 3D work as well! Very impressive!
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congratulations on that bunch

very sophisticated head on the right hand Spoonie- top class effort

if you are sticking at the carvings, its well worth investing in some glass eyes from a taxidermy supplier: not expensive and they add extra glinty zing
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thanks for the comments :)

I was thinking of doing a little owl as my next 3D project, possibly carving the bird from the same piece of wood as the log (so the bird doesn't need to be attached to the mount- it forms into it at the feet of the bird). I'll look into getting some glass eyes.

I hadn't really looked into carvings before a couple of months ago, but it's not as hard as I'd expected, and now I've sourced some tools i think I'll carry on!
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I really appreciate your carvings! There's some skill behind that.
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thanks for the comments :)

I was thinking of doing a little owl as my next 3D project, possibly carving the bird from the same piece of wood as the log (so the bird doesn't need to be attached to the mount- it forms into it at the feet of the bird). I'll look into getting some glass eyes.
very good plan- just keep going! these folks from Snowdonia are good for the wondrous eyes: http://www.glasseyes.com/

getting the size right is a bit of an art in itself- you need a bigger diameter than you might think, as most of a bird's eye is deepset, hidden by socket and lid- there's some very good US sites with dimensions for selected species which translate quite well into old world equivalents
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very good plan- just keep going! these folks from Snowdonia are good for the wondrous eyes: http://www.glasseyes.com/

getting the size right is a bit of an art in itself- you need a bigger diameter than you might think, as most of a bird's eye is deepset, hidden by socket and lid- there's some very good US sites with dimensions for selected species which translate quite well into old world equivalents
cheers, there's alot of choice!!!
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Terrific work - all good!
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Another update....... :) most of my paintings are from my photos but often they're not good enough so I resort to google images

1) waxwings
2) waxwing
3) cetti's warbler
4) cettis warbler (same)
5) bittern
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1) peregrine
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I hope to use much more watercolour this year than I did last year as I enjoy working with it and I find it can give some interesting effects which cannot be achieved with gouache. I'll also try and do more field sketches- this years new year resolutions, lets see if I manage to keep to them!!

I hope to start my little owl soon, managed to get another apple log so will star when I can and I'll post WIP pics, hopefully all will go to plan!

thanks again everyone for the nice comments and advice
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thought it was time for an avatar change :)
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Great to see a nice large batch of new work! I particularly like the Peregrine.
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I'll also try and do more field sketches- this years new year resolutions, lets see if I manage to keep to them!!

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Very nice work - really like the cetti's warbler...amazingly good field work...
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All very nice work here. Very confidently done!

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