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Old Friday 15th April 2011, 13:39   #51
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You are far too talented for your own good....[are you sure you are not Ennion reincarnated]....?

Amazing waxwings...
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Old Friday 15th April 2011, 14:21   #52
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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. . . .
The best to date, the rest were brilliant. This should be published in my opinion. Theraputic just to look at, a Stunning piece of work in every way...
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The best to date, the rest were brilliant. This should be published in my opinion. Theraputic just to look at, a Stunning piece of work in every way...
Alan's got it spot on. Marvelous piece of art.

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Marvelous, Tim! Therapeutic for us viewers as well, certainly. As soon as I looked at this image, the waxwings came alive with activity in this image. Wonderful!
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Fantastic... lots of movement. Great color.
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Just sheer brilliance. Best sharpy of the lot (so far).
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Old Friday 15th April 2011, 16:41   #57
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Much too kind - but thank you anyway.
As I still had some sketchbooks out, an idea for a composition germinated - now I'd better get on with some paid work;
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Nah, Im thinking these will sell just as well as all the other bits youve got goin......
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Much too kind - but thank you anyway.
As I still had some sketchbooks out, an idea for a composition germinated - now I'd better get on with some paid work;
This IS paid work.

Jane - want to buy another picture?
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Obviously these can't be PAID work because it looks like Tim is having too much fun But in my book that's always a sign of the very best art. A pleasure to see, and a style that's just in time for the influx of migrants.
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Its impossible to pick a favorite among these. Excellent.
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This IS paid work.

Jane - want to buy another picture?
If that eider pic is the same size as the other one.... well I better start saving again... unless I get a mates rates/bulk discount
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Good point - what I maybe ought to have said is - 'better get on with some commissions' - sorry (and thanks for the comments).
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I think I ran out of superlatives a long time ago Tim, which is a pity, as I could do with some new ones for these latest two. Wonderfullest! (to use a term stolen from a student). You know - I may have to steal your technique for a few pictures I'm afraid. Just woodpeckers mind, wouldn't be stepping on your toes!
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what a painting this will make, can't wait to see it!
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Just had another good look at these latest efforts and I must add my bit here - they really are wonderful. Birdforum - where mortal men can rub shoulders with...I was going to say superior beings but I'll leave it at extremely talented, hard-working, highly skilled folk with pens, pencils and brushes!

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Brilliant drawings Tim!
The eiders are marvelous but these waxwings are out of this world!!!
Can't find the right words to describe them correctly!

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Looks like we were posting at the same time Jane - this one's 17"x11".
Nick - I think this medium is made for you. Get on with it and let's see the results (as long as it isn't a mythical pecker).
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Incredible work, I LOVE the style.
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I dare say (or is it Ei der say) that Nick is correct. It is hard to keep coming up with appropriate superlatives. Full of life, wonderful palette, and just an amazing piece. What a great opportunity for the rest of us to be in the same room (albeit virtual) to share in your art!
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Taking youngest to school this morning and I caught a pair of scrapping oystercatchers out the corner of my eye - this image stuck and I made a tiny pencil sketch which quickly turned into this - there's a very deformed lower bird - but I know hw to change this. At least the scene is true to my recollection. I have also been playing with a few comps using drawings from earlier and this goose pic is the result.
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Wow, oystercatchers on the way to school! I could get used to that! Both sketches look good, and I'm always in awe of how you capture motion in your sketches. Not sure how serious oystercatcher fights are, but if they're as aggressive as loons/divers, those bills could pose serious issues to the combatants!
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To quote Tim himself I believe: you've found a rich, rich vein to mine. As Nick says they are alive!
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