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Old Wednesday 23rd November 2011, 16:04   #101
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The Munich zoo has been my sole source of inspiration lately, since there is no time to travel somewhere to sketch outdoors..
There is such a variety in animals and birds, the ideal place for practicing..
Attached the latest studies from today morning...a Blacktip Shark and an Indian rhino...

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Old Wednesday 23rd November 2011, 20:39   #102
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I'm in awe of these - superb!
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cracking stuff as usual...whys the rhino got no horn? mark...
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Old Thursday 24th November 2011, 15:11   #104
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Old Thursday 24th November 2011, 17:23   #105
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Old Friday 25th November 2011, 12:24   #106
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Yeah, incredible indeed.
I should be inspired to try the humble old Bic pen, but with work as awesome as this, my efforts would, I believe, end up like the proverbial dog's dinner!

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Old Friday 25th November 2011, 15:04   #107
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Magic You wave that Bic pen around like Harry Potter waves a wand
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Old Saturday 26th November 2011, 14:31   #108
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Thank you Paschalis -I have only recently joined this forum it is always an inspiration to view quality work like this and good to hear that you share my passion for working from life
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Old Wednesday 30th November 2011, 15:37   #110
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Welcome Wayne(?)Glad to hear that there are still many artists around working
in the field! Just checked out your web and found the preview of your DVD particularly appealing...

I'm just back from a visit to the zoo once again, the light was terrible, an overcast day, so I thought it was better to visit the Rhino house hoping to get
a reasonable watercolour study, but...
15 minutes later the zookeepers brought the animals outside and since I had no scope with me and the temperature was very low, I had to give up and look after an other motif to sketch.
Though my first thought was that the siberian eagle owl could be the ideal model, my first attempt failed, but I've been rewarded on my second try...

A dark eagle owl silhouette against a pale gray cloudy sky.


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PS:In addition , the two failed attempts...
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Sheer brilliance Paschalis....that Eagle Owl is wonderful in every respect...

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yet again. Im hoping the Zoo has a Peregrine, if so can I book a Pen Pic of you
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username is right I think about the owl.

As far as rhinos I've been hoping to get back to the Philadelphia Zoo for many months since I admired a rhino who was very light on his feet this spring. Then I just read that an older rhino there had died. I hope it's not that one. He was a very striking creature.
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Paschalis, you are indeed the master of this medium, sir! Both works are phenomenally good but the owl is quite sensational. Would this be for sale, and if so would it be a case of asking how much a Porsche 911 is or a Franck Mueller watch is? Which means if you have to ask, then you can't afford it!

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The eagle owl is especially nice!
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I want to go to the zoo with you and just watch
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Old Sunday 4th December 2011, 13:28   #117
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You are welcome as everyone else Colleen!

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Just wonderful, Paschalis. Thanks for sharing. tbbilbo
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I couldn't produce work like that in a studio...hat off to you....mark.
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Always a pleasure to see anything from you Paschalis. I particularly like the 'failed' eagle owl.

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Old Friday 9th December 2011, 14:02   #122
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Thank you all!
I'm just back from a zoo visit and here it is what I did today...
A saker head seen through the scope..

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Gob smacking again, the feather detail is just awesome

PS Do you get plenty of strange looks as you lug your scope around a zoo

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so much life in your work...Fantastic!!! mark.
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