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Old Monday 14th January 2013, 22:29   #1
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One Year On

I have decided begin another thread as I now know what a pencil is and its a year since my first painting (if thats what you can call it) Looking back even I can see improvement in the year. Will there be any improvement in the coming year I dont know. MANY THANKS for all those who took there time to reply to my old thread your words of encouragement certainly helped & the fact I bloody enjoy sploshing paint about. First pic a skulker of a Moorhen A3 .
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Old Monday 14th January 2013, 22:31   #2
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Old Tuesday 15th January 2013, 00:25   #3
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Old Tuesday 15th January 2013, 09:00   #4
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Very effective use of bold simple shapes, and the colour on the bird handled superbly!..love it.
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Old Tuesday 15th January 2013, 11:24   #5
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that is striking - looks like a good track to keep going down
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Old Tuesday 15th January 2013, 11:53   #6
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Your too kind. A little dabble with Acrylics again with a cut down water brush I must get to the art store this week
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Old Wednesday 16th January 2013, 14:05   #7
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Watch out! It can become an addicition. But one of the healthier ones around I think, and one I'm quite familiar with.

A lovely painting. Glad to see 2013 started off so well.
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Nice start to the new year - look forward to more great work...
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Old Saturday 19th January 2013, 10:29   #9
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I think acrylics suit you, crack on!

But do buy some decent brushes, watercolour brushes are usually too soft to get the best out of acrylics.

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Old Saturday 19th January 2013, 11:41   #10
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Cheers all not having time for colour work Ive banged a couple of graphites out on different types of paper to see which one I preferred. Out of the three the very smooth suited me and the heavy cartridge paper I struggled with. A little bit of smudge tool on the black edges of the Nuthatch improved the 5b work. Im quite happy with the Buzzard drawing on the smooth.

Acrylic Brushes purchased .
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Great work...I prefer using smooth paper too.
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Old Sunday 20th January 2013, 21:39   #12
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All very strong to my eyes!
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Love the buzzard! Keep up the good work.
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Old Tuesday 5th February 2013, 13:12   #14
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I have quite a bit of time in the evenings for my dabbling s with brush. I also feel ive learnt a fair bit too which is always a bonus. The first a Meercat something a little different. Then a Spuggy Hawk and Kingfisher. The Beared Tit may have some more back ground added when time allows. I also tried a Burnt stick picture that wasnt going anywhere other than the bin
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Lovely stuff...the hawk is especially excellent.
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Old Wednesday 6th February 2013, 15:09   #16
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Beautiful, delicate watercolours..
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Beautiful, delicate watercolours..
Yes they always have a delicate quality to them. I particularly like the meerkat. Keep at it. I think they'll just keep getting better.
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I love the kingfisher, Paul. That variety is much more colorful (turquoise) than the one native to my home state (see my latest post). Keep up the great work!
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Hi Bigshent,
Nice to catch up on this new thread, some lovely work on here already. The moorhen piece is very nice, I like the delicate tones in the piece. Your graphite work is excellent, would love to see more...these are fine quality illustrations...
Thumbs up for the excellent male Sparrowhawk, which just goes to prove your versatility, as well as your recent industry!
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Great stuff!!! The nuthatch and the sprwak are my personal favourites. great title for the new thread too - and just hlook how far you've come in that year . . .
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A few dabbles in the world of art of late. Id been playing around with dog pictures in graphite but I have time to put together a couple of wildlife pieces on paper. Another attempt at acrylics again ended up abandoned half way through. I have tended to have a pencil in the hand rather than a brush but a quick painting of a Water Rail to get me back on track again.
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A couple of Pastel Pictures and a new medium for myself. I really enjoyed the big fat dusty s but I may get a few pastel pencils to accompany them in the near future
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I really like the seal in graphite, great work on the shading.
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Great work on all these since my last visit! I particularly like the kingfisher and the most recent hawk.
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