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Old Wednesday 13th June 2007, 17:14   #1
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Thumbs up Great-Crested Flycatcher! Critique Please!

Well guys I decided to scrap the yellow-billed cuckoo until further notice so I did a Great Crested-Flycatcher (just finished it a couple minutes ago!) So, what do ya think? Thanks!
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Old Wednesday 13th June 2007, 17:51   #2
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The line that goes between upper and lower bill is a bit curved. People seem to read some emotional state from that, as if it were human.

I find bird pictures not to reveal much about their state, whereas movement and behavior tells more. Some of the best bird art, published, seems to capture some movement.

Good luck witht the project. Flycatchers are among my favorites.
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Old Wednesday 13th June 2007, 21:30   #3
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Thanks! That is a problem that I have been trying to work on! Usually my birds look like they have a goofy, happy look on their face! One exception however was a Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher I drew. It looked like it was annoyed!
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Hey Bobby, I am not in any position to critique sketches - as my level of drawing is in the "stick figure" category. But I think you are on to something, and keep it up! I have done a little bit of bird carving and I have gained such an appreciation for artisitic endevors. I think it can only help in your abilitiy to understand the subtleties of bird identification. All that said - I think the drawing is great - the impression of "Great-creasted flycatcher" is dead on, no mistaking that. I really like the detail in the feather grouping also. I think it is awsome Bobby, like I said keep it up! - Before you know it, it will be "Audubobs guide to NA birds". Take care dude - dave
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Actually that's extremely nice- especially the wing detail. The only thing I'd think of working on is the position of the eye - to me it seems a little far from the beak, but that's just me!
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Love the feather detail in the wings and tail. I might agree the eye looks a bit set back, but overall this is a great drawing and I'd love to see more! Keep up the good work.
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