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Old Tuesday 14th June 2011, 20:32   #101
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Super, Tim! I guess if you're a Whimbrel it's better to hang out with Curlew than to have no mates.
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Old Wednesday 15th June 2011, 02:00   #102
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Wow - outstanding piece! If only my finished pieces begin to even be on the same pitch as this preliminary one, I will be a happy artist! I can sense the movement and interaction of the birds here...wonderful.
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Old Wednesday 15th June 2011, 12:28   #103
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Should be interesting seeing the painting that comes from this Tim. My guess is that it will be a strong one. I can already guess that it will be called 'Bemused.'
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Old Wednesday 15th June 2011, 14:20   #104
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Groups of birds give such potential for injecting movement into a painting and it's something you've been exploiting to maximum lately. This is another great example of that and I wouldn't mind betting that the final work that springs from it will be a total winner.

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you are becoming a master of these groups, always so lively, and looks so effortless....love this one
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Old Thursday 16th June 2011, 23:07   #106
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I don't know if a rework is needed of this - it's a very strong piece with an ornithologically interesting aspect of similar species together - having said that, having two pieces to admire is always good.
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Old Friday 17th June 2011, 21:21   #107
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Sow much intensity in the last piece... all the birs interacting with each other! Wow, super work Tim.
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Old Wednesday 22nd June 2011, 15:51   #108
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A pic that is truly alive! Loads of character and interaction here, and all perfectly rendered. Again we're seeing influences and similarities as diverse as messrs Ennion, Bennet, Mccallum and Woodhead, all with a unique slant. Marvellous.

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Old Thursday 23rd June 2011, 16:26   #109
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hers us mere mortals struggling with all the equipment we can afford ... and you come along with a darn Sharpie, and blow us all out of the water... I could swear if I werent a gentleman... and a huge fan...
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The Crabbers

Another veture into the sketchbook revealed a few scribbles that I thought worth interpreting. Again - I think this would benefit from a second version, although I think in the same media; just a chop and change in a few bits of the comp.
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Fabulous You've got those Cuddies to a T
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I love the treatment of the water
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Exquisite, yet again! Great little touches here, like the splayed feet in one of the birds, and the posture of the birds which are eating. The color scheme used for the water works exceptionally well. I'm leaving now to go to the bookstore and pick up the newest compilation of complimentary adjectives...I've run out of suitable ones in my vocabulary!
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fabulous - it amazes me how you manage to get these eiders doing things - not a species I've had much opportunity to sketch (mega in the West Midlands, scarce in Wales and one breeding pair in Franche-Comté), I never get beyond trying to get the head right - you've got them 'doing' things!
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Great, great, great once again. I love how the ink line brings another dimension to an already super piece. It may sound crude but, to me, there's an almost 'comic book' style to this, which is no bad thing.

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Indeed, comic books are a highly respected art in France and rightly so - the cartoonist's line is economic and powerful.
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Hi Tim,

sweet ducks and a good idea. Am I right that you drew the ducks first and then you coloured it? So, it's a watercolour sketch book?

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Lively and surprisingly light filled.
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Gorgeous as always. The water is alive with impressionist colours.

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Just starting to sift through the weekend's drawings with a view to working some up into watercolours . . . maybe.
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cant wait to see, both have real zing
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Oh yes!!

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Wow, both are great. I like the cliff very much, too O:-)

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