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Old Friday 12th April 2013, 22:30   #26
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The Wren and Fieldfare my pic of the bunch but what a fine bunch they are
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Old Saturday 13th April 2013, 12:36   #27
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The Wren and Fieldfare my pic of the bunch but what a fine bunch they are
All look good and sensitively done. My favorite I think is the goosander.
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thank you both, some I like better than others, all in the name of learning and improving. Does anyone have any constructive feedback to share? No words can be too harsh. Always good to to know how other people see the pieces. You're all so talented here
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Just discovered and went through your thread. Splendid work here - very impressive!
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Thank you Gaby and John.

A few more small pieces, charcoal and pastel on brown paper. A singing Sedge Warbler and Yellow Wagtail I photographed last summer just north of where I live called Hjälstaviken, fantastic area, full of life and has it's share of rarities every year.. eager to get up there this year, maybe even with the sketchbook :)
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Thanks, I tried a trial version of Corel Painter and their "real watercolour/oil/acyrlic" brushes but it seemed to eat up my processor and slow the computer and tablet down far too much.. I bet it's fine on a Mac though..
Is there anyone I should look up that does digital? I haven't managed to find many people that do yet.
Hi John, some great stuff here; I admire your courage in trying out so many media so effectively. I've been developing my use of digital media too and have found Artrage - now up to version 4 - excellent and an absolute steal for the money (see www.artrage.com/‎). It has a much simpler and more intuitive user interface and a slimmed down but just as powerful range of tools as that offered by Corel Painter. Why not download the trial version? You'll never go back to Painter - or Photoshop for that matter! As with all digital painting software, a tablet is almost essential and it's much easier than using a mouse once you've got over the initial hand-eye co-ordination issues. You have used a photographic reference in your Whinchat illustration (second version for me also BTW); did you import your photo and then 'manipulate' it using the drawing package or is it 'scratch drawn'? I've enclosed a couple of my recent scratch drawn efforts using Artrage's pencil tools, just to show how effective it is.

Incidentally, I accidentally hit upon the new book by John Muir Laws on the net today. He's an American artist from the same stable as David Sibley. His website and blog (http://www.johnmuirlaws.com/) are real eye-openers and contain a wealth of tips, tricks and info for aspiring bird artists; feast your eyes!

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Hi, I haven't tried ArtRage but shall be tonight :) very nicely done pieces you have. The Whinchat is just from scratch, all painted in taking a good 6 odd hours. Is it easy to create custom brushes in ArtRage? Photoshop is easy for that, Painter is a nightmare creating brushes, I still haven't worked out how to do it.
I came across John myself but via YouTube, he has some interesting videos about what he does and tips on drawing in nature, everything from drawing bird calls to flowers. I bought his book shortly after Tim Woottons and then finally picked up John Busby's book Drawing Birds, all brilliant in there own way.

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A small piece I done the other day, charcoal and pastel on brown paper.
Little-ringed Plover from my own photo
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