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Old Wednesday 1st August 2007, 14:27   #1
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Wink OK ... deep breath! These are my efforts

Several members have suggested that I start an Art thread as I have had little response to anything I've posted before elsewhere ... so here goes ... some oldies to start with and may add more depending on whether people like them or not.

Most are from initial rough field sketches with a few directly from field. There are also some more detailed and 'finished' where I've also used fieldguides and photos.
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Old Wednesday 1st August 2007, 14:30   #2
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and a few more ...
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Old Wednesday 1st August 2007, 14:31   #3
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Hi Deborah!

My favourites are the Heron (what a pose) and the Dipper. Not that there's anything wrong with the others. These tasters just make me want to see what other pieces you have hidden away from us! Great stuff!
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Love the Pintail sketches especially, followed closely by the seals. Superb! Thanks for sharing.

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Old Wednesday 1st August 2007, 14:37   #5
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Hi Deborah. Welcome aboard the, ever-growing, art bit of BF.

This is a great intro to your work. You have a lovely quality to your linework particularly. The heron is lively, the seals beautifully composed, and the harrier is simply a winner all round.

Looking forward to more!

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Old Wednesday 1st August 2007, 14:44   #6
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Whaaa!!

Another nice thread to look forward to on here ..hope you keep it running

I recognize the Dipper and Pintail from your other birding day thread (shame you accidentally zapped all the others on there!), what else have you got hidden away?

Would be good if you continue to include some of your sketches from the field/notes etc (like those pintails) as these are of interest to many here, as well as the more ''frame'em and hang'em'' drawings and paintings.

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Deborah , lovely stuff. I love the immediacey(not sure if I spelt that right
but you know what I mean) of your work . I agree with Woody for me your
harrier has something real special about it. Love the heron too.

Great start to your thread. your strong point is your line work, so fresh.

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Old Wednesday 1st August 2007, 16:20   #8
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Love the Harrier, great movement, its my favourite, like them all in fact great to see another artist coming on board, hope you post more.
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Wow !!
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Wonderful Debs super sketches, so pleased i peeked in.Well done you
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Very glad you're finally sharing these with us on here, I love the heron for the pose, the harrier for the compostion and the colours you use are beautiful in the wigeon and the mallard. Looking forward to seeing more soon.
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Wow thanks everyone for your comments you're very kind and it's great encouragement to go do more (when I get time )! Following Matt's advice, here's just a couple of rough 'life' sketches to balance things up a little - I wouldn't call them fieldnotes as I tend to use those purely as diagramatic aids for ID purposes (certainly not worth including here I don't think). These were both done from my bedroom window - Gulls just trying to get shapes down in a few seconds which i find incredibly hard - for some reason I panic and freeze when trying to catch birds on the move so quickly! Greenfinch, working on several birds over a 10 minute period.
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Hi Deborah Just caught your work. I like it alot very inspiring
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Oh ..you've got Greenfinches too!!

Like the two uncoloured Greens at the top and bottom of the page, a nice flight sketch ~ the bottom one looking over it's shoulder!!

Looks kinda subtle on paper, surely the posture and movement is the hardest thing to capture in such drawings ..combined with the fact they tend not to sit still for very long!

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The facing Greenie is a gem, Deborah!
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Hey Deborah, you've been hiding your light under a bushel for too long, these are brilliant!
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Superb! Really good.

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Nice fresh quality to your work. I'll look forward to seeing more.

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deborah..you pintail took my heart away..lol..fantastic drawings..dont hide them any more you hear..keep them coming.Thanks for sharing.
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Amazing stuff, more please! Love them all, but the life, looseness and sense of 'impression' gives away the field work -- excellent, keep this up!
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I think it has all been said, but these are wonderful!
I am so in love with your line work. And the colors are superb.
Very original--that is, if I ever see a piece of yours hanging in a gallery, I will immediately know it is one of yours(before looking at the name tag)!
I can't wait to see more!
So what are you enjoying using most to create these little masters?

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Wow! Fabulous pics Deborah

They're all superb but I especially love the Harrier and the Seal pics


Can't wait to see more!
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Lovely portfolio, Deborah - the seals do it for me (for more than the obvious reasons) - beautifully crafted little study. An absolute delight.
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Hi Deborah

Love your artwork it is beautiful

Pintail, Heron and Greenies are lovely. To be honest, I love all what you have done here. It is hard to choose, really it is!!

Look forward to seeing more of your work.

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Hi Deborah from someone who still hasnt got myself out there to draw but still prefer the speed of my camera I am deeply envious of your work! Your anatomical precision is very accurate. Love the pintails. They just jump from the page, lovely! I love the lose flowing colours of the wigeon too as that is my kind of style. Very well done. Keep up the excellent work
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