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Old Friday 20th August 2010, 08:17   #1
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Harrier book illustrations.....

I haven't posted here for a long time as I've been working on illustrations for a book on Hen Harriers in Northern Ireland. The author, Don Scott, has studied these birds intensively for almost 30 years in the Glens of Antrim....

http://www.whittlespublishing.com/in...ct&product=167

My humble illustrations are inside the book, so I guess you'll have to buy the book to see them... anyway, it should make a fascinating read.....

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Old Friday 20th August 2010, 09:04   #2
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Aw, c'mon Keith - you can post a few here, surely :) Don't worry about copyright - it's yours - and anyway, you are publicising the book (which looks excellent, by the way).
Well done on the job - let's see a few, eh?
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Old Friday 20th August 2010, 10:27   #3
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Just had a quick look at your Blog Keith, Fantastic Work brilliant detail in all of your work posted particularly like the background as well, more of the same please,
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Old Friday 20th August 2010, 11:33   #4
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Well, here's a couple - just a flavour of what's in there - a variety of mediums used. The goshawk kills Hen Harriers btw.

For the rest of the illustrations, or to discover what a male Hen Harrier (subspecies nornirelandus) looks like, you'll have to buy the book!

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Keith!! nice to have you back...love the last painting,very nice..also the second one with the sheet of zinc...I see this all the time when out walking , never surprises me what farmers use in fencing , I've seen old metal beds tied up ,even a set of ladders..the first painting is very similar surroundings to where we would see these birds....very nice , mark
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Oh yes, matey!!!! These are fabulous and right up there with your very best work - which is top, top class. So much illustraton (mine) is dour and lifeless - these are as much observations of the living birds as they are colourful illuminations for the text - wonderful.
Now - what's going to be your excuse or not posting a tad more regularly, please? Especially as you have a little more time in your life (kiddies permitting, of course )
Great to see these.
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Old Friday 20th August 2010, 12:47   #7
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Thanks for the compliments.

That last one was the detail of a larger painting... the hill in the background is a Volcanic plug (or something similar!) called Slemish (I suppose, Slieve Mish once upon a time) - Saint Patrick tended sheep on the side of this hill.

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Old Friday 20th August 2010, 16:58   #8
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Very nice work Keith, the last painting posted , the Male is spot on. Looks a great publication.
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Old Friday 20th August 2010, 22:15   #9
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Yes, this last one really is particularly striking1
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Oh yes, very, very smart indeed! I agree with Tim's sentiment; Post more often!

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nlce to see your work, my favs are the black and white drawings, very special, and that last painting too.
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nlce to see your work, my favs are the black and white drawings, very special, and that last painting too.
it's bound to be: the fenceline and metal sheet pic is the one that I lingered on most- typical and orginal at the same time which is a very hard thing to do
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Old Sunday 22nd August 2010, 02:17   #13
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Keith,

This is SO SPECIAL!

Very special!!!!
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Old Thursday 26th August 2010, 18:01   #14
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very special pics of a very special bird. I don't think I've ever seen a hen harrier without wanting to capture the moment on paper.
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Hi Keith from a new forum member. Excellent work on the harriers! They are one of my favorite raptors. I still remember a fall day when I was walking in a marsh more or less hidden in the tall grass, and a hen harrier soared by my face about a foot away, startling the both of us. The book sounds excellent - congratulations.
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Old Monday 13th December 2010, 12:05   #16
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Just a quick note that the book has been launched, and the paintings are in the gallery: http://www.gracehillgallery.com/sear...p?ArtistID=269

And hasn't everyone been sooooo busy on this forum - some great work - and a super looking book by Tim Wootton there too!

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lovely work there keith.... good to see you again mate... Paul
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excellent work

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The plates look superb on the link Keith - well done on the launch and the sales. More to come, no doubt!
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Old Tuesday 21st December 2010, 22:44   #20
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Really exceptional work Keith, very impressive. I love Circus and will most certainly be acquiring this book as soon as possible!
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Beautiful work Keith, particularly like the way that all your harriers drift over the landscape, just the way that the real birds do.

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Well, I've been busy with mainly farming scenes, but here's one of a Snowy Owl just finished.... and one of me at work as well.....
The painting was worked up from photographs that I'd taken of my captive bird a couple of years ago when we had a decent fall of snow.

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Excellent piece, Keith! Unfortunately I haven't seen any of these birds this season in our area - they are only sporadic winter visitors to our area.
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humble illustrations!?
they are superb! especially like the first one.
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superb piece of work! Is the working space photo staged or is it really that tidy?
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