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Old Monday 14th March 2011, 21:43   #26
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The poor sod, life is rough for bull seals. A wonderfully captured scene that captures so much so well....
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Old Monday 14th March 2011, 21:46   #27
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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.
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Old Tuesday 15th March 2011, 07:14   #28
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an inspiration - I think I'm going to put aside my illustration work for a while and get back to scribbling with 'what it should be about'.
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Old Tuesday 15th March 2011, 08:31   #29
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Pithy subject that, and a wholly absorbing tableaux captured in an exciting way.

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Old Tuesday 15th March 2011, 13:15   #30
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these are just fantastic. Very lively.
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Old Tuesday 15th March 2011, 17:45   #31
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This piece is derived from sketches posted last winter on another thread. It formed the perfect antidote to a laborious piece of archaeological illustration I'm plodding through. It looks like being the last for a while however - darling wife his threatened to dislocate various parts of my anatomy if I do any more like this. She's not a fan, ya'see
She has a point - they are becoming a tad self-indulgent . . .
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Old Tuesday 15th March 2011, 18:20   #32
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yar boo.... There are all winners here, At the risk of Mrs 'W' wrath, can you not find her somthing else to do....
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yar boo.... There are all winners here, At the risk of Mrs 'W' wrath, can you not find her somthing else to do....
And what's she doing outside the kitchen anyway?
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And what's she doing outside the kitchen anyway?
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Really really lovely work Tim. With this and your book, I've become hooked. Keep on posting! I love it.
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Well, we love 'em anyhow!

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How Are You Managing???

Just wondered how on earth you were all getting on at the Cheltenham Festival without the legendary tipster service offered 'From The Studio'.
I'll try and get one for tomorrow and sneak it onto this thread - ker-ching!
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If laptops weren't so expensive, I'd let Sally see this comment, Mike

A day later and I'm still chuckling at this. And great drawing as well and if this is self-indulgence then I'm all for it!
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These are nicely composed, with a sharpie you have to be fearless and it looks like you were! Jr
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I was taking a few of the week's sketches with a view to making a largish watercolour - the composition needed addressing somewhat and the marker pen was an obvious choice. One the drawing was made, it seemed only natural to add a bit of colour. Interesting to see if this now translates into the softer approach of watercolour . . .
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Looking forward to the watercolor version...although this is a fine piece in its own right. The medium gives it a nice graphic quality in addition to the bold colors. Actually from what I've seen, I'm convinced you never produce a clunker - every piece coming out of your mind and fingers is a winner, regardless of the medium!
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this is already a proper picture - fantastic scene of oyks full of little movements in a tranquil scene.
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these really are spectacular!!!!!
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Interesting to see if this now translates into the softer approach of watercolour . . .
I'm looking forward to seeing the results Tim. I'm sure that this 'sharpie' experience is going to translate one way or the other into watercolor. I like what you say on your blog, and maybe here as well since I can't remember that far back, about how the sharpie forces you into a slightly different approach. Seems to me that always brings good results and I'm willing to bet it will here as well. And as everyone else has said these are also great in their own right. They really seem to accentuate the dynamism of the scene.
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I was taking a few of the week's sketches with a view to making a largish watercolour - the composition needed addressing somewhat and the marker pen was an obvious choice. One the drawing was made, it seemed only natural to add a bit of colour. Interesting to see if this now translates into the softer approach of watercolour . . .
I hope it does then you have the perfect excuse to make a lot more...oh honey these are just sketches working out some compositions

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I can now say that I am a proud owner of a "Wootton Sharpie".Its even better in the "flesh"
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Thanks all - and thank you Jane; really glad you like the eiders - smart birds and a delight to draw.
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In what's becoming a bit of a habit now, this is a piece to blow out a few commission-cobwebs. I'm fnding much to like in the sharpie approach - not specifically the results, but the process itself is proving to be quite theraputic and expressive. Maybe there is a road down which to travel here. . . .
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