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Old Saturday 6th February 2016, 13:47   #51
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Old Saturday 6th February 2016, 13:51   #52
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Crested lark; Beetle; Brown pelican; Skipper butterfly; Red-legged honeycreeper.

That's the last of the backlog, but the project is not over just yet
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Old Saturday 6th February 2016, 16:42   #53
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Please keep up the good work!

There are some really striking pictures among them, I look forward to seeing many more. I'm definitely going to dig out my drawing equipment. thanks again for the inspiration :-)

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Old Thursday 11th February 2016, 18:16   #54
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Thank you Corvus cornix! I hope the drawing equipment is keeping you busy ;-)

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Old Tuesday 16th February 2016, 18:33   #55
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Old Tuesday 16th February 2016, 21:05   #56
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Nice resparza and i see you're using a little more colour as well. How long does it take you to do each sketch approximately? Do you ever work any up past that stage? Or do you just use them as a daily 'sketch' exercise?
Well done, keep them coming.
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Old Wednesday 17th February 2016, 10:41   #57
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Thank you Trevor. Yes I'm trying to use a bit more colour, and trying to find the best colour medium for those dodgy sketchbooks. Light watercolour washes seem to work ok, as long as I don't do it too wet. Unfortunately I bought too many of those sketchbooks. I'll use them up and then will try something better.

Those sketches take anything from 10 minutes to about an hour; most often about a half hour, I'd say. I'm getting a bit faster att doing them, and I guess they're also getting better (sometimes).

Having a full time job, I can only affort do do a daily sketch, although every now and then I manage to do other things. Here are two recent examples: a seedeater in oil pastels and an eider in watercolours (on somehow better paper). I also have a small doodle sketchbook where I draw random stuff almost every day.

I guess I could try to spend more time on weekends trying to do larger or more complicated stuff. Maybe that could be a sort of "Weekly animal" project

Thank you again for the feedback!
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Old Wednesday 17th February 2016, 21:40   #58
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Thanks for that mate. What i meant by more artworks worked up or 'complicated' as you said was instead of doing one new sketch each day have you considered doing one more detailed sketch each week that you do something on each day until completed.
All good mate, not trying to tell you how to 'suck eggs' as the saying goes, I was just wondering if you ever do that?
keep em coming and best of luck with getting through those 'dodgy' sketchbooks.
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Old Thursday 18th February 2016, 05:15   #59
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Thanks mate. I see what you mean. Yes I guess that would be doable. I just need to make room for another half hour slot every so often, so that it won't take three years like the last "more worked up" painting I did.
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Old Thursday 18th February 2016, 06:20   #60
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No, that wouldn't be allowable. Three years, and i thought i was a slow painter, ha ha.
Perhaps one week just start and finish a slightly more detailed work over one week rather than doing a quick daily sketch every day?
And at the end of the week post up the progressive stages from start to finished of the work?
How long did those last two coloured works you posted take to do?
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Old Saturday 20th February 2016, 18:08   #61
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It took three years only because I visited it once or twice a year :) it probably took less than 20 "contact hours" with the brushes in total.
It sounds like a good idea to step up the challenge into a more detailed piece. It would be doable as long as I don't spend too much time in the planning stage.
On the other hand I like the format of this daily sketch project. I'm learning a lot and getting more confident because of the "instant gratification" nature of it (most of the time anyway). But yeah, I shall take advantage of the new confidence and aim for something better... Soon.
The oil pastel took me a day (six hours or so, spread over a Saturday) ; the watercolour took about two hours
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Old Monday 22nd February 2016, 11:41   #62
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This is a wonderful project and thanks for sharing it! It will yield great dividends in your work - already has, no doubt. I've also been away from drawing birds for a couple years due primarily to some joint replacements surgeries and am 'back in the game.' My main sketching project is to do a sketch of each 'year bird' I find this year. Seems like that is a lot to do but it certainly won't be 365 (or this year 366!) unless I decide to really focus on a big year. I've been enjoying it greatly, as you clearly are as well. Keep at it!
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Old Monday 29th February 2016, 09:10   #65
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Thanks John!

Yes, I've certainly enjoyed this little project. Even if I'm not always happy with the sketches I learn from each one of them. I look forwards to seeing your sketches. And good luck with the big year!
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This is such a cool idea! Nice job
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Wow. Daily drawing is a great discipline to aspire to; your work has improved a lot in a very short time! Have you ever considered doing the same animal every day for a week, but in different poses? Or is it more fun/challenging to try completely different subjects as you're already doing?

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@Natalie: Thank you! :)

@Laura: Thank you! That's a good idea. I'd need to find the right subjects to do that... maybe the stuffed animals at the museum would be a good start.
On the other hand it's also good to use different subjects; it makes me realise how little I know about animals and how much I still need to learn. Thanks again. I hope I'll continue to improve :)

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@Mayo: Thanks! :)
@Laura: I'm glad you enjoy them. I'll try to keep them coming
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