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Old Thursday 3rd May 2012, 07:44   #76
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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
WOW!! something to scoff while working...up my street ..mark
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fantastic pen work...mark
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Old Thursday 3rd May 2012, 08:07   #78
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Egret is excellent but my fav is the dabchick; the design is terrific and the way it's painted lets it all sit together very nicely. Super work!
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Biro pics full of life Bigshent....like those previous Avocets...[love that bottom right Avocet particularly]...

My eye was taken with 'the bouy' too....

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Old Thursday 3rd May 2012, 11:21   #80
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there's some real stuff in here, sense of engagement with what you are seeing

the repeating shapes in the grebe and buoy chain

and the intensity around the snipe's eye
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hey ...a lot of great pictures ,but I love the egret
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Old Sunday 13th May 2012, 22:26   #82
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Any spare time ive had over the last few weeks, binos were slung over my head and off I went. Saturday wasnt good in terms of Birds so i sat in the van & practiced a little sketching (pencil outline then filled in with biro) I still need the eraser . A couple of Shelduck at close quaters that I thought would be easy were not. Going around in circles with heads below the surface.A late Pochard sketch and GG Grebe
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Old Monday 14th May 2012, 05:52   #83
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You are doing a great job for somebody who says that you are not an artist... Of course you are an artist, as much as anyone in this forum!!! I love your field work, those field sketches really capture the character of the birds. Keep them coming for us to enjoy!!
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Old Tuesday 15th May 2012, 08:26   #84
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Of course you are an artist, as much as anyone in this forum!!!
Can't argue with that! I love the attitude of the GCG and the three quarter rear view of the Pochard is a real beaut.

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Old Tuesday 15th May 2012, 17:14   #85
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You are doing a great job for somebody who says that you are not an artist...
Yes, there's a real sureness of line that indicates that you must have seen as an artist for many years before actually putting pen to paper.
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Old Wednesday 16th May 2012, 07:39   #86
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Your too kind. Decided throw a little paint around last night. Wood Warbler seen at the weekend, possibly my favourite of all warblers. A3 water colour
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beautifully done - very clean (mine always get dirty) and the pose is spot on.
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A Staffordshire Mega in the shape of a Bluethroat turned up on Sunday. I had to have a go at painting the little cracker. I've not really done it justice & how do you get that Blue true to life.
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Really beautiful work there Bigshent. Your drawings and paintings are very true to form, there is a sense of lifelikeness in many of these birds. You have gifted hands and great perception. Keep on drawing. I very much enjoy your work.

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he's lovely! The light is so soft and delicate! I rarely paint with watercolors, so I can't help with the blue colour...
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I think the blue is spot on! This stunning bird is almost impossibly blue, and you've done a very good job with it. It looks like the northern (red spotted) subspecies? They are common birds in most of our mountains in Norway, but surprisingly rare to see along the coast during the migration. Very nice work!
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A Staffordshire Mega in the shape of a Bluethroat turned up on Sunday. I had to have a go at painting the little cracker. I've not really done it justice & how do you get that Blue true to life.
Never seen one in person so it's hard to say about the color. But based on illustrations I've seen this sure looks good. And you've done a great job of putting him a believable environment as well.
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Old Thursday 31st May 2012, 13:59   #93
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Id got a pretty boring photo of a Sedge Warbler on a stick so I decided throw it in a Marsh Marigold

Photo has lost a lot of pale greens which appear white here
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done a good job here pose of sedge ideal sitting just proud of background open beak as well excellent work sir thought you said you were not an artist. George
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You've got a light touch with watercolor that has taken me years to 'learn'(more or less....).
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Catching up on the thread after being away from the forum. A great group of sketches - the egret really is well done.
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The wood warbler's my fave of this latest batch, something to do with the cleanliness of the image I think.

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Having very little time or motivation due one thing or enother for any art practice, I hadnt visited BFs Art thread and looks like Id missed some crackers. I finaly threw some paint around.
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Threw some paint around in a very nice way. Not seen a spotfly for a couple of years now!

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