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Old Friday 13th July 2007, 15:24   #1
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Which magazines

Which art magazines do you subscribe to?

For me - Wildlife Art, Wildscape, International Artist, Birds Illustrated.

I'm not sure which I prefer, tho' it could well be 'Birds illustrated'.

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Old Friday 13th July 2007, 15:45   #2
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simple answer, none! I really should though.
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Old Friday 13th July 2007, 16:25   #3
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Which art magazines do you subscribe to?

For me - Wildlife Art, Wildscape, International Artist, Birds Illustrated.

I'm not sure which I prefer, tho' it could well be 'Birds illustrated'.

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I picked up a copy of Birds Illustrated Summer 2007 expecting it to be bit of a pot-boiler and was surprised by how good it was. It included a Woottonesque image by Darren Rees of a Great Skua harrassing Little Auks around column of rock. Darren R has obviously been lurking and learning on Tim's thread..
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Old Friday 13th July 2007, 21:51   #4
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Ha ha ha ha ha - I really hope Darren doesn't read this, or my, thread - it would probably set him back years! (I still gaze in awe at the piece with which he won the 1991 Young European Bird Artist award - the guillemots - absolutely fantastic, and if I ever get anywhere near approaching this level of 'art' I'd be effing delighted (thanks anyway, Ed).
Oh - one excellent publication is Artists & Illustrators Magazine - eclectic and inspiring (occasionally). Hmmmmm - there may be something of particular interest coming up in the August edition . . . . . .
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simple answer, none! I really should though.
If they came with a better quality of paper you could at least use them to paint on Nick...

Have to say I dont partake in magazines either, thoughh I would if there was a regular publication on birding art. Perhaps I shall publish one and get you lot to bounce in with a piece or two
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Used to get every magazine going but cut it down to just Birds Illustrated, met Dave Cromack (the editor) last year at Martin mere, seemed like a good bloke and got the impression he does it for the love.
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Used to get every magazine going but cut it down to just Birds Illustrated, met Dave Cromack (the editor) last year at Martin mere, seemed like a good bloke and got the impression he does it for the love.
Dave is truly one of the 'good guys' of publishing - and a real gentleman. I used to work for him as a freelancer on Birdwatching and Birds Illustrated (in another life and another century) and he was the least stress-free chap I've ever come across. Wish him all the best.
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Old Sunday 15th July 2007, 18:49   #8
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Birds Illustrated and Wildscape. Birds Illustrated is superb but Wildscape is a bit thin and a little overpriced (in my opinion, anyway).
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My 'Wildlife Art' magazine (published in the USA) hasn't arrived for a while - I've heard a rumour that they've closed the business last Summer! Can anyone confirm this?

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My 'Wildlife Art' magazine (published in the USA) hasn't arrived for a while - I've heard a rumour that they've closed the business last Summer! Can anyone confirm this?

Keith.
I'd heard it had ceased to be, and I haven't seen a copy for about six months at least.

For what it's worth I subscribe to Birds Illustrated and skim read the others in the shop to decide if there's anything worth buying them for, the article about a certain Mr Wootton for example.

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Hi both Keith and Mike!
Just found the following announcement which confirms the rumors!


http://www.natureartists.com/news_ev...sp?NewsID=1871

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Unfortunate ... Wildlife Art introduced me to a lot of great artists (albeit usually well hidden in the slew of paid content and print market art). They really became more of a 'western art' mag in their final days, and I stopped buying them some time ago. There's really nothing else available in these parts to replace them, though.
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Just received a letter in the post informing me that another Bird Magazine has 'bit the dust'! I really enjoyed it too;

http://www.birdsillustrated.com/latest_issue.html

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Just received a letter in the post informing me that another Bird Magazine has 'bit the dust'! I really enjoyed it too;

http://www.birdsillustrated.com/latest_issue.html

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Shame that- was always something good in there.
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thats bad ....one of the best.
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Wildlife Art did stop publishing but I recently got an email they will be starting up an online mag, sub is supposed to be $12 USD a year
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Hello all- just checking, in case useful to others who like me may have lost their grip on what is available and whats not.

Is this about the size of it-

--Birds Illustrated [defunct]

--Wildlife Art [defunct]

--Wildscape [US published, alive]

--Wildlife Art Journal [US published, alive]

--Bird Art & Photography [UK published, alive]
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I subscribe to this, but I'm no artist.

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Hello all- just checking, in case useful to others who like me may have lost their grip on what is available and whats not.

Is this about the size of it-

--Birds Illustrated [defunct]

--Wildlife Art [defunct]

--Wildscape [US published, alive]

--Wildlife Art Journal [US published, alive]

--Bird Art & Photography [UK published, alive]

I think Wildscape is UK published. And I think Bird Art & Photography sort of replaced Birds Illustrated (same editor I think). I must check out Wildlife Art Journal, as I've never heard of it. Many thanks,

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Wildscape is published in the UK - Ken Stroud is the artist/editor/publisher and yes, Keith - I think Dave Cromack is behind Bird Art & Photography - quality stuff.
You can check out W A Journal online: http://www.wildlifeartjournal.com/index.php
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I see Bird Art & Photography has conked out, which is perhaps not surprising given the nature of the market but still sad- there was some good stuff in it.

So I think the current state of play is:

--Birds Illustrated [defunct]

--Bird Art & Photography [UK published, defunct]

--Wildlife Art [defunct]

--Wildscape [UK published, alive]

--Wildlife Art Journal [US published, alive]
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That's a shame. I hope it has nothing to do with the review of a certain book that was going to run in the next issue . . . .
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That's a shame. I hope it has nothing to do with the review of a certain book that was going to run in the next issue . . . .
oh dear - I think they are going to shift some of the content to Birdwatching (which of course as a sometimes hardcore birder I can't admit to reading..) so review may appear there
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oh dear - I think they are going to shift some of the content to Birdwatching (which of course as a sometimes hardcore birder I can't admit to reading..) so review may appear there
Well let's hope so. It's amazing how difficult it is for publishers to stay in business. As much as I like Wildlife Art Journal here I'd really love to see a paper publication with bird art in it. Seems like that is an impossibility here and getting close to that over there.
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Thats really sad to hear Ed, but how do you know that?
I'm honestly concerned since I renewed my subscription last April!
Still haven't got any notification...

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