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Old Sunday 13th March 2011, 20:29   #1
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Great Horned Owl drawing

Greetings, here is a pencil drawing that I did a few years ago. I'm trying so see if I can learn how to post it. Hope that it works and that people will enjoy it. Thanks for looking. John
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Old Sunday 13th March 2011, 21:16   #2
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Beautiful work John - hope there's more to come.
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Old Sunday 13th March 2011, 21:52   #3
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stunning can i ask your method {fieldwork/photo/captivebird}
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Old Monday 14th March 2011, 17:06   #4
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Old Monday 14th March 2011, 17:08   #5
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Just seen this, It's very good, wish i could draw birds like that??
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Old Monday 14th March 2011, 19:41   #6
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Exquisitely done, John. Is this from a photo or from life, or a bit of both?

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Old Monday 14th March 2011, 19:46   #7
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Very nice realistic work!
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Old Monday 14th March 2011, 21:19   #8
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Roosterville

Thank you for the warm welcome. Methods I use are lots of time spent looking, the photos I take, and moving past my many mistakes. The color reproduction in the photo of this painting is not very accurate but it will give enough to get the general idea. Thanks again, John
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Old Monday 14th March 2011, 21:41   #9
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Another serious talent on the forum...

These are most accomplished John, a wonderfully rendered pencil owl followed by an utterly lovely painting. Look forward to seeing more of your work...
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Old Monday 14th March 2011, 22:25   #10
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Superb work and another welcome from me
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Old Tuesday 15th March 2011, 07:22   #11
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some beautiful work, very glad you found us here and looking forward to seeing more.
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Old Tuesday 15th March 2011, 08:15   #12
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Very nice indeed.

And a belated welcome from me too!

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Old Tuesday 15th March 2011, 13:25   #13
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Very colorful painting John. And a belated welcome to the forum.
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Fantastic stuff!!!! mark
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Old Tuesday 15th March 2011, 22:34   #15
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I thought that I should give some more details about the owl drawing. I photographed the owl, it was with the raptor rehabilitaion center (University of Minnesota). It was sitting on a womans arm at the time. I drew the White Pine branch and needles after the owl was finshed, from a branch that was in front of me. I use a hard smooth paper, 4H, 2H, HB pencils and a blending stick to move the graphite around on the paper. I also use an eraser to lift graphite off the paper then work back into it with pencil and the blending sticks untill I get the effect I'm looking for. I try not to rough up the papers surface early in the drawing as this causes blemishes. That's all for now, John
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Wow - what a great portrait of a happy, wet Golden! Wonderful piece.
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Wow!..........I love that owl - truly beautiful - what a gift........ =D

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North Oaks

I find that Oak trees are wonderful to paint, the whitetail seals the deal. I'm working on a Varied Thrush next, in Northwestern Montana. JR
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Here are two in progress paintings, I have the underpaintings completed and for me now the hard work comes into play. The Varied Thrush has a long way to go, I hope to finish it by fall. Thanks for looking. J R
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Love the design of the thrushh piece, John - going to be a cracker. Surely not far from finished with the Am Goldfinch? Looks wonderful.
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Excellent colour and composition on the thrush and goldfinch both John.

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Excellent colour and composition on the thrush and goldfinch both John.

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It will be interesting to see where they go from here, especially with these strong colors. What I mean to say is it will be interesting to see if and how much you might tone them down. I'm always partial to bright colors myself.
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Some new efforts

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