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Old Saturday 11th February 2012, 20:45   #51
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Nice work. The puffins are especially good.
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Old Saturday 18th February 2012, 08:12   #52
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There's some fine stuff going on here, sir! With the talent you have do you really need to be using photos? Honestly. The Brents are my favourite - alovely conbo of greys, buffs and blacks. Your right, anything extra would spoil it.

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Old Sunday 4th March 2012, 23:34   #53
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I'm persistent give me that I'm still finding it tricky but enjoying throwing paint around. I may have another fiddle later with it. Again some shading disapeared when photo taken (A3). Russ Ive bought a sketch book just got pick up the courage unwrap it
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Old Monday 5th March 2012, 13:12   #54
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I'm persistent give me that I'm still finding it tricky but enjoying throwing paint around. I may have another fiddle later with it. Again some shading disapeared when photo taken (A3). Russ Ive bought a sketch book just got pick up the courage unwrap it
Looks to me like you're a natural at this. Just unwrap it and get to work and learn from the many of us who have spent too much of our own time being scared to unwrap the sketchbooks only to kick ourselves when we finally did for not doing so earlier!
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Old Tuesday 6th March 2012, 07:10   #55
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Lots of great work here since I last stopped by to check the thread!
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Old Wednesday 7th March 2012, 14:51   #56
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Cheers Gents. I see hope if only a little to be honest if you had said 3 months ago id be painting recognizable birds id of laughed. Last nights attempt was from a photo of woody tucking into a load of lard on the bird table post at my local reservoir, not pretty for a painting so threw him on a Birch instead
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Old Thursday 8th March 2012, 16:46   #57
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Great picture - love the birches
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Old Saturday 10th March 2012, 08:42   #58
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Yet more examples of very promising work here. I particularly like how you've portrayed the birch trees - very impressive. It's very easy to over-do things like this.

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Old Monday 12th March 2012, 09:24   #59
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Birding trip local saw me carrying more stuff, the kids cheapy pan paints a sketch pad and a few pencils. It was first attempt at field work if only for a few mins here and there. If I'm attempting it again Ill need a better pad and paints. A few resorted to the bin with nappies thrown on them especially my Short Eared Owl in flight ones
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Old Monday 12th March 2012, 23:52   #60
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A very promising first attempt of field sketching! I especially like the cormorants. You should definately spend more time drawing live motives.
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Old Tuesday 13th March 2012, 15:55   #61
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The field sketches look great!
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Fieldwork is outstanding - really! These mallard head shapes are delightful.
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Old Sunday 25th March 2012, 22:35   #63
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lots of potential - now you've started, there's no going back! looking forward to the next batch.
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Old Sunday 25th March 2012, 22:35   #64
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and I missed the great spot! that's some of the best birch bark I've ever seen painted!
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Old Tuesday 27th March 2012, 22:20   #65
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Cheers Gents for words of encouragement Saturday I was going to try fieldwork again but to be honest Birding got in the way so only a couple of Curlews attempted. The Stonechats are from a mix up of Photos taken. The Avocets just practice trying to speed up a little. Last but not least Myself and the lads quick Egg display for school, eat your heart out Mark Richards with this 3D
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Not a 3-D expert so I'll have to forego comment on that. But the sketches are great, with a strong combination of animation and shapes accurately seen. Hard to decide which is my favorite.
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Super work - varied and skillful.
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Old Wednesday 28th March 2012, 23:05   #68
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beautifully clean colour work on the avocets, and the face on stonechat is just sublime.
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Old Saturday 7th April 2012, 09:46   #69
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This is really encouraging stuff, sir. Great to see you 'having a go', which is something I'm far too reserved about!

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I particularly like the Avocet page here - but all are wonderful.
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Great to see you venture out into the field, nice results, as an exercise it can't be beaten!

Special word for the GS Pecker painting, lovely piece...
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Old Wednesday 18th April 2012, 08:07   #72
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Plenty of nice new stuff to catch up on here, it looks like you're having a whale of a time! Heron and the stonechats are the stand out pieces for me.

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Spring my favourite birding time so Ive neglected attempting field studies as I just dont seem have the time when out birding Biro, pencil and wash & water colour. Although a long way off I feel im not battling with the paint so much. Pointers very welcome
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Biro. When I try field sketching again I may take a biro as its what I feel most confident with
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love the little egret especially - very good, and the page of white arses is very nice - a singing snipe! when do they do this? - I've lost a lot of sleep waiting for one to sing on my local patch. (With only a starling roost, an invasion of cockchafers and the ridiculous sounds of a night heron as compensation)
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