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Old Thursday 17th January 2013, 23:14   #1
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Hi All,

Haven't posted for ages but would like feedback on some recent drawings - if you'd all be so kind...

First is a northern saw-whet owl - second a female black-headed grosbeak and third a violet-green swallow.

Comments - criticism? It's all good.

Thanks in advance.
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Old Friday 18th January 2013, 16:56   #2
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I cant give you criticism Chris as Im not qualified enough. I can give feed back though, all nicely exercuted but my favourite is the swallow only wish the pic was a little bigger

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Old Friday 18th January 2013, 18:42   #3
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They're all very fine Chris...and my personal pick of the bunch would be the saw-whet Owl...almost like a carving....

My only other observation is that i would like to tweak the contrast up on the owl....[just a tad]...

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Old Friday 18th January 2013, 23:27   #4
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Fine group of birds! The owl is my favorite, probably because I see them so seldom - but all are very well done.
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Nice and delicately done Chris.

I would agree with User, maybe a little more contrast would help with the variation in tones?

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Old Saturday 19th January 2013, 13:39   #6
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The owl is quite mesmerising!..for perches etc my advice is to grab something from the garden and draw it from life...not a criticism of your work, just something I find useful.
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I agree that the contrast could be better on the owl - I'll have to re-scan and see if I can improve it...

I do usually draw perches from something real - in these two instances the grosbeak was actually sitting on a bird feeder :( and the swallow on some twisted electrical wire so I faked in branches - but agree that real works better.

Thanks for taking the time to provide your thoughts...much appreciated.
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They're all very fine Chris...and my personal pick of the bunch would be the saw-whet Owl...almost like a carving....

My only other observation is that i would like to tweak the contrast up on the owl....[just a tad]...

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All nice Chris. I think a bit more contrast might be helpful. And as others have said there is a very sculptural quality to the owl that I personally like quite a bit.
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