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Old Wednesday 9th March 2011, 16:54   #1
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Sharpie Pen Strikes Again!

All this recent discussion about marker pen drawings had me looking back at the work I did last year and I thought it about time to revisit this technique.
With the winter seemingly setting back in again, I needed a springtime shot so I flicked through a few sketchbooks from last year and happened upon a few usual suspects.
"Divers, Hovers, Damsels and Midges", "Spring Eiders" and "Skua Family".
Sharpie marker on mountboard with watercolour slooshed on:
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Old Wednesday 9th March 2011, 17:30   #2
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if that's the standard of the work you can eff off! PHENOMENAL! Round of applause and a standing ovation. I already knew you were a talented chap, but this work not only takes the biscuit - it scoffs all the chocolate digestives! I'd like to see more of this technique.
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Old Wednesday 9th March 2011, 18:08   #3
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WOW. simply stunning!
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Old Wednesday 9th March 2011, 18:18   #4
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ditto to all the above, dont know how i missed these the first time round..
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ditto to all the above, dont know how i missed these the first time round..
. . . they've were only posted an hour ago, Andrew - I think you got there pretty quickly, to be honest
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poised.....................like a coiled sprung.!!!!!
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Old Wednesday 9th March 2011, 19:54   #7
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Wooo Yeah!

There's something of the Andrew Haslen lurking in these with a good dollop of Bruce Pearson bound together with finest quality Wootton glue.

'Super! Smashing! Lovely! Marvelous!' As Jim Bowen would say!

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Any for sale Tim?
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if that's the standard of the work you can eff off! PHENOMENAL! Round of applause and a standing ovation. I already knew you were a talented chap, but this work not only takes the biscuit - it scoffs all the chocolate digestives! I'd like to see more of this technique.

Sharpies and Slooshing just seem like they belong together. At least these make it look that way!
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So different from your other works but equally brilliant. They feel so free and fresh, with a definite Ennionesque quality about them.
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Flattered you should ask, Jane - everything's for sale when you're in my financial straight
I can send you high res versions, sizes etc if you'd like?

Thanks all for the support - I don't get to do this type of work anything like often enough for my liking.
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Spent an hour in my studio thinking about a new work after I looked at these. But I couldn't get anything done. My mind kept coming back to these and how lively they are. Hope you get the chance to do more of them Tim. They really are striking.
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Flattered you should ask, Jane - everything's for sale when you're in my financial straight
I can send you high res versions, sizes etc if you'd like?

Thanks all for the support - I don't get to do this type of work anything like often enough for my liking.
Sizes and what you want for them
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I think its all been said Tim , love e'm
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Outstanding as always, Tim! I've always liked the pen and wash (Sharpie and wash?) style, but not something I've seen much with birds. Hope to see more!
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Never been a fan of sequels, this one rocks though...

These are phenomenal, full of life and observation. The Eiders are my favourites, what a scene. Would like very much to see more in this vein, a third installment, perhaps a return of the sharpie...

Some very nice slooshing of watercolour.....

Been a real treat here on the forum tonight I must say....

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music from the rock stars on this forum tonight...slooshing skuas just over the top....and all have such energy and life....
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Agree with Apodemus.....definite Ennionesque...[and of course...quite bloody marvelous]....

Love them skua's....! Great technique....
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if that's the standard of the work you can eff off! PHENOMENAL! Round of applause and a standing ovation. I already knew you were a talented chap, but this work not only takes the biscuit - it scoffs all the chocolate digestives! I'd like to see more of this technique.
OK - ditto sentiment here!

These - particularly the first - have an Enion-esque quality, which I love, yet are all yours. FAB.

And I hadn't read Apodemus' comment when I wrote that - so it must be right!
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*sigh* Just perfect I could look at pics like this all day and not get tired of them!
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New Book "Drawing & Painting Birds"

the book is fantastic,very highly recommended to everybody!
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One thing about this marker-pen malarky; it is a good medium through which I can re-visit experiences which either happened when a sketchbook wasn't available, or just too quickly for anything discernable. A couple of winters ago I was exploring the storm beaches of South Ronaldsay when I happened upon this old lad - he'd been through the wars with the young guns lying just off-shore and was all but done I got really close to him before he noticed me and then he faced a horrible dilemma; flee the scene to safety - which also meant heading back into the mix with the scrappers in the foam. It's a scene as fresh today as when I first saw it, but one I know I'd never commit to canvas. Marker pen on board suits it fine, I think.

ps - thanks very much Roger - glad you like.
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As I'm in the doldrums and staring the prospect of unemployment right in the face for the first time in 20 years (thanks coalition xxxxx) these have brightened me up no end.
What am I doing pratting about trying to nail detail for when these simpler forms just ooze life and character. So good are these that they look like the late Dr., messrs Bennet, Woodhead and Mccallum, plus your good self have got together for a month's drawing and painting in the wild Isles. All that colour and life is just sensational.

Tropical fish will not offer as effective a therapy.

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Very nice, Tim - an effective vignette of nature: uncompromising and unforgiving of old age and weakness.
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