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Old Wednesday 4th July 2007, 16:51   #101
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am very impressed with the nightjars, such a difficult bird to sketch with its nocturnal habits. The jizz is spot on.
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Old Wednesday 4th July 2007, 17:27   #102
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Superb Andy, but then I didn't expect anything less from you.

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Old Wednesday 4th July 2007, 18:48   #103
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Superb Andy, but then I didn't expect anything less from you.

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well it sounds like you know me Woody , tell me if we have met? thankyou
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Andrew , welcome to B.F. Looking forward to seeing more of your fantastic work.
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childish I know, but here's an ovary gull!
Nick why is there a Wildebeest on your gulls head
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childish I know, but here's an ovary gull!
To be pedantic, I think you've got the entire uterous there, not just the ovaries! Pretty amusing, though, it made me laugh. A womb with a view!
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Old Wednesday 4th July 2007, 21:30   #107
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It is in fact the entire female reproductive system, as an ovary looks like a bleached walnut and would make the picture look silly. I agree it looks like a wildebeest, was a little drunk when making the picture and was slightly perturbed by this 'thing' staring at me with its menacing fallopian tubes ready to charge.
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It is in fact the entire female reproductive system, as an ovary looks like a bleached walnut and would make the picture look silly. I agree it looks like a wildebeest, was a little drunk when making the picture and was slightly perturbed by this 'thing' staring at me with its menacing fallopian tubes ready to charge.
gets me like that on a regular basis, nick!
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Old Wednesday 4th July 2007, 22:50   #109
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Andrew - totally wonderful work. I'll simply add my wholehearted praise for your superb draughtsmanship and an extremely keen eye. The stuff of genius, really.
As Alan so rightly says, your colourwork speaks for itself - difficult to comment on the peregrine painting when my jaw's on the keyboard - great work!!!
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amazing work Andrew, I am so envious of the Nightjar sketches.

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Hope this works here goes! Andy

Oh wow, I missed these! Andrew, these are fantastic.
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of my paintings of an African Peregrine with Carmine Bee eater
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Old Thursday 5th July 2007, 13:04   #113
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blow me own trumpet

Here's a link about a current exhibition I have going.

http://www.wwt.org.uk/article/228/37...of_nature.html

Pleased with the write up but a bit miffed about being referred to as an illustrator, suppose it goes with the territory.
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Here's a link about a current exhibition I have going.

http://www.wwt.org.uk/article/228/37...of_nature.html

Pleased with the write up but a bit miffed about being referred to as an illustrator, suppose it goes with the territory.
Oh - nice write-up Alan (and the rail's one of the funniest I've seen). All the bloody best old boy (like the alliteration?).
(Just noticed where you live - I'm sure I did an external panel for Thornley - some wetland site with a hide - lovely part of the world!)
Don't get hung up about the illustrator motif - Sally always berates me becuse I still refer to myself as an illustrator "You're supposed to be a bloody ARTIST, now!!!" - she quietly suggests.
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Here's a link about a current exhibition I have going.

http://www.wwt.org.uk/article/228/37...of_nature.html

Pleased with the write up but a bit miffed about being referred to as an illustrator, suppose it goes with the territory.
I just had a browse over my lunchtime sandwich and I do like the kites...

http://www.clikpic.com/amould/gallery_38200.html

Yours seems a really apt medium/method to render birds in a modern environment like that.

Art...Illustration...Craft? Whatever..
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Nice one Alan, very best of luck with it.

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Best of luck Alan, I'm sure they'll be a massive hit.
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Old Thursday 5th July 2007, 18:58   #118
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You are a very talented person Alan - I,ve just been on your website. All the best for your exhibition. Love the kites - we are a bit spoiled around S Wales I hope their introduction in your parts will be as successful as its been here. I have yet to attempt to paint one but have some pretty good photos - must give it a go.
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Thanks for all the kind words folks, let you know how it goes.

Tim, that's uncanny, will check out the panels at Shibdon Pond and Far Pasture, our two wetland sites to see if your work is there, and you're right it is a beautiful area, not truly wild like the Orkneys but a plethora of wildlife on my doorstep (literally, I have a hedgehog with two hoglets nesting in the greenhouse at the mo, aaah)

dryslwyn, Kites are fantastic, they forage over the gardens in our village daily and we can't go anywhere locally without seeing some, just waiting for news on the nesting for this year, lots of nests dotted around but don't yet know how much damage the rain has done.
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Here's a link about a current exhibition I have going.

http://www.wwt.org.uk/article/228/37...of_nature.html

Pleased with the write up but a bit miffed about being referred to as an illustrator, suppose it goes with the territory.
Goodluck with the show , and yes unfortunatly it does come with the
territory, if your works featured in any mag or book your labeled !
keep going with it you have got very strong work.
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Some sketches done today
Juv. Maggy + Juv. Goldfinch
A Nosey female Reed-Bunting
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Some excellent sketches, Arthur! I like the alert little fellow in the center of the first page -- have to wonder what's caught his eye.
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Old Monday 9th July 2007, 23:42   #123
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Keeping this thread active with sketches I did fairly recently - thought they may be of interest. This will test my computer skills to their limit - may go wrong!
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Wow! did it. Last two coming up:
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I suppose it could be a quiz 'Whats that bird' but I'm not giving out any prizes
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