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Old Thursday 15th November 2012, 03:26   #1
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Here I'm going to pile up all my work. Graphite drawings to start with, and hopefully other techniques in the future.

Red wine really gets the creativity flowing, the result of this is the work below.
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Old Thursday 15th November 2012, 07:34   #2
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Here I'm going to pile up all my work. Graphite drawings to start with, and hopefully other techniques in the future.

Red wine really gets the creativity flowing, the result of this is the work below.
Ill look forward to the pile of work as it develops Oskar nothing but encouragement in here from some of the Worlds best wildlife artists
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Old Thursday 15th November 2012, 21:02   #3
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I considered a new approach. Felt like I was becoming a slave trying to make the drawing look exactly like the picture, that just became tiresome and wrong.
Now I'm drawing at higher speed, just trying to get some more expression in there and increasing my feel. I have gotten over the hurdle that I felt it was very hard to draw, with a different mindset to it it becomes much more enjoyable.
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Old Thursday 15th November 2012, 22:51   #4
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Now I'm drawing at higher speed, just trying to get some more expression in there and increasing my feel.
keep going- one recurring message on here is enjoy the process and not worry too much about a neat and perfect end product!
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Old Thursday 15th November 2012, 23:13   #5
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keep going- one recurring message on here is enjoy the process and not worry too much about a neat and perfect end product!
Will do. I enjoy it more now that I've loosened up a bit. In fact, I just drew another sketch. The bottom is supposed to be leaves and some grass, didn't go so well so I just left it that way.
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Thank you!

Drawing feather detail is really bugging me off, feels so annoying. Kind of half finished, but I decided to call it quits so this is the work of today.
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Old Monday 19th November 2012, 16:32   #9
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Drawing feather detail is really bugging me off, feels so annoying. Kind of half finished, but I decided to call it quits so this is the work of today.
Nice sketches Oskar, like this latest Cormorant, tremendous subjects they are too...
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Drawing feather detail is really bugging me off, feels so annoying.
There's some who post on here who never seem to make the slightest effort to draw feather detail...so if its bugging you off, maybe time to forget them and have a go at some shapes!
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Old Monday 19th November 2012, 20:04   #11
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There's some who post on here who never seem to make the slightest effort to draw feather detail...so if its bugging you off, maybe time to forget them and have a go at some shapes!
I was thinking about a different approach as well.
I'm going to look around for some inspiration and have a go at that.
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Old Monday 19th November 2012, 23:04   #12
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Actually, I really like this cormorant piece. Whether by accident, design or just couldn't be bothered to do any more - you have succeeded in making just the right amount of marks to suggest the contours and the hard-edged feathers required to express the 'persona' of a cormorant. Very nice indeed.
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Old Tuesday 20th November 2012, 01:08   #13
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Actually, I really like this cormorant piece. Whether by accident, design or just couldn't be bothered to do any more - you have succeeded in making just the right amount of marks to suggest the contours and the hard-edged feathers required to express the 'persona' of a cormorant. Very nice indeed.
I'm glad you like it, even though it was the 'couldn't be bothered' reason.

Did a speedy bull finch drawing before going to sleep. Drawing is becoming fun and relaxing, it's nice to try to let the guard of expectations down and just draw.
Sometimes sloppy doesn't matter.
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Chill out Oskar your doing very well with the pencil keep trying different things as you go. Cormorant is great
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I'm glad you like it, even though it was the 'couldn't be bothered' reason.

Did a speedy bull finch drawing before going to sleep. Drawing is becoming fun and relaxing, it's nice to try to let the guard of expectations down and just draw.
Sometimes sloppy doesn't matter.
Always been my motto! Seriously you're doing very well. Once drawing is fun and relaxing then you're on your way. Everything else will work itself out over time. Just keep at it and keep enjoying it.
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Old Sunday 2nd December 2012, 01:34   #17
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My first with colour. Thanks everyone for the encouragement!
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A quick one before bedtime. (From a photo)

As I've now ditched my photography I need to learn to draw birds without that visual aid. I'll have to pick my first favourite birds to really get the anatomy down, studying them in nature and books. Lots of fun.
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The blue- and great-tits are adorable!
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Thank you Jenny!

This is a work in progress. Thought I'd make a christmas card of it or something, will put some time on this one. Will try to put a rowanberry tree as background.
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looking good Oskar certainly looking back on your sketches you depict the birds scale/size spot on well done GEORGE
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Great work here, Oskar! Very well executed.
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Old Thursday 6th December 2012, 01:06   #23
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Work is progressing a bit sluggishly, hoping to get time to finish this drawing in the weekend. It's moving onward!
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Your well more advanced than I was when I picked up a pencil fella keep at it Loving the Bully in pencil
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I'm calling this Bullfinch & Rowanberries
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