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Old Wednesday 20th September 2006, 16:49   #1
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From the sketchbook...

My fear of losing a sketchbook has resulted in me transfering them to the computer through digital camera.

Here are a few, Song Thrush from a few days ag, Grey Heron last week and Yellow Legged Gull from Galicia in Spain...
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Old Wednesday 20th September 2006, 16:55   #2
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Wow. I would love to see more.
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Old Wednesday 20th September 2006, 17:20   #3
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My fear of losing a sketchbook has resulted in me transfering them to the computer through digital camera.

Here are a few, Song Thrush from a few days ag, Grey Heron last week and Yellow Legged Gull from Galicia in Spain...
you have a great talent, i also would like to see more. regards stuart
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Old Wednesday 20th September 2006, 18:46   #4
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Here you go guys...

Tufted Duck eclipse male, Greenshank and juv. Red Backed Shrike...
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Old Friday 22nd September 2006, 14:19   #5
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Here you go guys...

Tufted Duck eclipse male, Greenshank and juv. Red Backed Shrike...
better and better [ if thats possible ] , your sketches have life in them, as i said before you have a rare talent , thank you for sharing , can we have some more please ?. regards stuart.
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Old Saturday 23rd September 2006, 03:11   #6
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These are great, so far I like the Heron best. Would also love to see more.
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Old Saturday 23rd September 2006, 05:36   #7
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Awesome, just amazing work. Wish I had the confidence to use pen - it's difficult not having that eraser to fall back on when everything goes horribly, horribly wrong!
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Love these - the fluidity of your line work in the heron drawing is enviable. Like to see some more, please.
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Old Wednesday 4th October 2006, 09:19   #9
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Buzzard12, keep up the good work. Seriously.
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Old Thursday 5th October 2006, 15:12   #10
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Here are a few more so. I will post more sketches on this same thread in the near future as I get them rather than start a new thread each time...
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Old Thursday 5th October 2006, 15:23   #11
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Brilliant. Great job getting the shadows on the Shrike. And that Nuthatch is excellent -- loose and absolutely spot on.
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These sketches are brilliant, making this a must-view thread for me - keep 'em coming.
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The GC Grebe is incredibly good
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Hawfinch and Goldcrest sketches...Oct 2006

Done over the last few days. Hawfinch and Goldcrests. Goldcrests done at home from fieldsketches with a bit more care...
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Old Wednesday 18th October 2006, 16:36   #15
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Pencil Eider and Snipe

Female eider and snipe from 2 weeks ago also. Pencil this time, suited the subject better to use lead..
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Done over the last few days. Hawfinch and Goldcrests. Goldcrests done at home from fieldsketches with a bit more care...
Hi Buzzard - lovely group of recent work here. Particularly the godcrests - the lower bird is georgeous - the under-hanging pose is perfect (and sooo difficult to get right) - great linework. You really understand the anatomy of these birds - very well done.
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Wow!!!!! Brilliant pics You make it all look so effortless

They're ALL fabulous but that male Tufted Duck - I LOVE!!!!!!!!!!
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The goldcrests gotta be the best so far what a talant
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Old Thursday 19th October 2006, 19:45   #19
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Quality stuff, thanks for sharing them with us.
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Excellent stuff, particularly like the Eider.

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Old Saturday 21st October 2006, 18:35   #21
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Hmmmm? Decisions, decisions. Really like the new ones, now what is my favorite, can't decide between the original heron or the goldfinches. All are excellent.
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Old Tuesday 31st October 2006, 13:31   #22
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Ink Brushed Black Throated Divers

Not normally a method I use, but did this with black indian ink and water. There was no preliminary sketch either and the whole thing took me just over an hour. It is fairly large for a black and white, is on A2 size card.
Came out a little stylized, with a lot of pronouced curves, but quite like it anyway I think...

Question for anybody out there who regularily puts artwork online... What is the best way to scan images, especially the larger pieces??
I am currently just taking photos with a Canon A95 digi camera. Have my own artwork website under constuction at the moment and am wondering how best to go about it...
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I really, really like this. Very loose, I love the water. I hope to see you try this method again some time -- great success!
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These are fantastic! Thanks for sharing.
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