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Old Monday 19th December 2011, 15:22   #26
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Bit of practice again

Pen and Pencil practice blady tough this art lark
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Old Wednesday 21st December 2011, 08:33   #27
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Little owls are one of my all time favourites and this is a cracker!

Have you ever considered linocut print making? Based on your drawing style it looks like it might suit you. There you go, free Christmas pressie idea!

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Old Friday 23rd December 2011, 17:42   #28
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More excellent work!
Being a big wildfowl fan I was immediately drawn to the tufties. Great efforts of very common yet under-represented species. Owls are good, too. I particularly like the little one. You've done s terling job on the facial expression.

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Old Thursday 5th January 2012, 13:12   #29
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Santa bought me some water colors, any way I gave then a go for the first time. Its terrible but having never used a brush other than getting rid of food substances off optics I wasn't expecting miracles. It was great fun but a little frustrating
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Old Thursday 5th January 2012, 15:44   #30
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Second attempt
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Old Thursday 5th January 2012, 16:00   #31
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just work through it .keep them coming with the paint brush
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hey...a lot of beautiful sketches but this one...the feet of the bird..wow
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Old Thursday 5th January 2012, 21:18   #33
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just work through it .keep them coming with the paint brush

Good advice from Arthur I think. You're off to a great start.
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Old Saturday 7th January 2012, 00:10   #34
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MMMMMMM I'm trying to run before I walk. Off to library for basic water color book tomorrow
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Old Saturday 7th January 2012, 00:16   #35
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I'd be pretty damn happy with results like this. But I'm not an artist.
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Old Saturday 7th January 2012, 17:23   #36
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I'd be pretty damn happy with results like this. But I'm not an artist.
. . . so would I (and I'm supposed to be one). Certainly get a few books, but don't discard what you're already doing - looking great.
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Old Monday 9th January 2012, 14:50   #37
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Possibly my best attempt yet, but I went a bit wild with the forground. Im still suffering with what I think is backward painting, paler colors first as I feel darker colors in the background should be painted first its hard getting my head around it
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Old Monday 9th January 2012, 17:27   #38
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Great character - splendid.
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Possibly my best attempt yet, but I went a bit wild with the forground.
Sure looks best to me! I'd say you should be quite happy with these results. Watercolor is very difficult and you're doing very well with it.
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Hi Shent,

Like the heron, great perspective regarding the colours/ use of paint bird sits really well in its surroundings.

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Old Thursday 12th January 2012, 11:56   #41
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Many Thanks to those who have commented & thrown in a few pointers. With the van in for its MOT I whipped out the paints mainly for a practice. I dumped the little brushes for a big beasty & I dont think it came out that bad. I only with Id of placed the bird on the right
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Old Monday 16th January 2012, 09:28   #42
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Brents on a Mucky winters morning. I feel I should add something in the background or perhaps a little grass but dare not
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Love the Heron. The scrub is really subtle and there's a glow in the background. Gt expression.
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the gull the brents & heron are brill...keep it up ,you are learning very fast...mark
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Old Monday 30th January 2012, 23:30   #46
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Ive still been playing around with a brush very basic stuff of course. I think im looking at to much detail for a beginner I attempted an A3 picture here a lot of paper compared to A4
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love the lappy.
Have you tried gouache can be more foregiving than water colour.
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Old Monday 6th February 2012, 13:21   #48
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Cheers Arth I had thought about it and oils but Ill persist with water colours as it only a bit of fun on these dark nights. A gaggle of Black Heads in winter dress was my latest attempt. A3 so photo has lost a little shadowing on the gulls. To be honest im pretty chuffed with the result, so much wrong I know but after 3 weeks of painting it could be worse.
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A few more dabbles. Im leaving this thread alone for a bit untill I dare sign my signature in the bottom corner
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Cheers Arth I had thought about it and oils but Ill persist with water colours as it only a bit of fun on these dark nights. A gaggle of Black Heads in winter dress was my latest attempt. A3 so photo has lost a little shadowing on the gulls. To be honest im pretty chuffed with the result, so much wrong I know but after 3 weeks of painting it could be worse.

I'd be happy with these as well. There's a nice sense of volume and also a winning simplicity.
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