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Old Sunday 6th January 2013, 19:43   #1
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Hi folks,

Not posted in this bit of the forum before really but thought some of you might like to see one of my fairly recent drawings. I work as a pet and wildlife pencil artist in my spare time and seemingly have spent most of the last few years on pets so it's nice to have a change and get to what I'm really passionate about! I read Zoology at university and graduated about 4 years ago, my art however is self taught.

These are three I managed to find time to complete in 2012. I hope you like, thankyou for taking the time to pop in and look at my work :)
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Old Sunday 6th January 2013, 19:47   #2
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Old Sunday 6th January 2013, 20:46   #3
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Very Nice! Great control and rendering of values.
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Old Sunday 6th January 2013, 22:51   #4
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Cheers chaps! That Osprey pic is a little small but I haven't a bigger one except at a funny angle but should give you more of an idea of detail...
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Old Sunday 6th January 2013, 23:09   #5
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Really powerful images, excellent!
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That is so realistic, stunning! Really looking forward to seeing more of this.
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Old Monday 7th January 2013, 16:47   #7
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Hi folks,

Not posted in this bit of the forum before really but thought some of you might like to see one of my fairly recent drawings. I work as a pet and wildlife pencil artist in my spare time and seemingly have spent most of the last few years on pets so it's nice to have a change and get to what I'm really passionate about! I read Zoology at university and graduated about 4 years ago, my art however is self taught.

These are three I managed to find time to complete in 2012. I hope you like, thankyou for taking the time to pop in and look at my work :)
I thought that was a fantastic Osprey-you've managed to make it look beautiful, without losing the shagginess and madness of the real thing
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Old Monday 7th January 2013, 17:30   #8
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Thanks so much folks! I wondered if any of you might recognise the Osprey. I'll give you a clue, the title of the drawing is "Blumin' Nora!"
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What a fine opening to a thread with 3 crackers. I do love graphite in the right hands and you certainly have the right hands. Welcome to the best bit of Birdforum
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Beautiful work on these! Welcome to the forum, and hope to see more.
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warm welcome ...you started with fantastic drawings
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Fantastic drawings with a real "wow!" factor. Truly exceptional quality and totally lifelike. I can honestly see these becoming collectors' items.
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I was lacking in motivation to get started on a new drawing this morning Jack and Lykos but your wonderful comments have spurred me on, many thanks indeed. I'm shocked you think so highly of my work but very flattered. I've only really been drawing the last 4 years, mostly pet commissions at that. But I am hoping this year to concentrate more on wildlife so stay tuned for a progress pic at some point :)
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Old Tuesday 15th January 2013, 11:43   #14
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I agree, the osprey is brilliant! Keep at it you have a real talent (and so young!!!)
O.K. I'm an old codger!
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I agree with all of the above about Nora the Osprey (featured on Springwatch right???), but I have to say I love the seal pups eyes too.
Great work and your sketches have given me the urge to get my pencils and paints out again. I haven't done anything for years. May just get goin' again and post the results up here. Thank you!!
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Aww you lovely people, thank you so much. Rickochet, by all means post up yor work, I and I'm sure everyone else would love to see :)

And yes Nora indeed. Very sad news about her son Ceulan not making it though, did you hear about that? Have a read of this if you're interested http://www.dyfiospreyproject.com/blo...fe-to-remember (sorry for slight derail!)
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Great work, Missy. Looking forward to seeing more.
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That osprey is fantastic! I always admire people who have mastered pencil drawing...
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welcome and please do cotinue to show more work...love all of it! The seal pup - totally amazing...the osprey is quite simply fabulous...

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Thankyou everyone! I'm actually on with a mountain gorilla drawing at the moment, not British wildlife though but I'm guessing that doesn't matter much here? Got a fair way to go on it though!
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Aww you lovely people, thank you so much. Rickochet, by all means post up yor work, I and I'm sure everyone else would love to see :)

And yes Nora indeed. Very sad news about her son Ceulan not making it though, did you hear about that? Have a read of this if you're interested http://www.dyfiospreyproject.com/blo...fe-to-remember (sorry for slight derail!)
No, I hadn't seen the news about Ceulan........very sad and only 6 months old too. Still although short, it seems a lot was learned about Ospreys from this little fella's life.

So, artwork!
I certainly will post the results of my first work in some time.
Both yours and the work of many others in this area has been an inspiration for me to get the pencils back out.

Watch this space for my Bald Eagle effort and lookin' forward to seein' the mountain Gorilla.
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Ok, here's a sneak preview of the Gorilla I'm currently on...
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You draw beautifully, the emotion you capture sets your drawnings above illustration and into the domain of fine art. Thank you for posting!

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Hi folks, sorry about the delay in posting, been a tad busy!

A couple more updates for you. I'm loving the challenging textures of these two, makes such a nice change from dogs and cats! :)
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