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Old Sunday 28th October 2007, 12:08   #151
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Hello all- just back from a few days in NE Poland with three generations of the family, mostly seeking mammal beasties rather than birdies. Lots of leaves on the trees so absolutely zinging colours but couldn't see far under the canopy- we had to walk 15KM to catch up with this bison (drawing too big to scan, so grotty photo) and Pygmy Owl calling overhead by the time we got back to the road.

Not a sketching trip, but several ideas for big landscapy paintings with birds in so fingers crossed something will emerge.
Great image this Ed, love the broken view of the Bison, gives it a great sense of movement. Super colurs too...
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Old Sunday 28th October 2007, 15:58   #152
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love it Ed, when you fix the bison's stare, there is a rhythmic movemen throughout. A very clever sketch, top stuff.
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Old Sunday 28th October 2007, 18:26   #153
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Yes, agree with the above - but make the painting as soon as you can. This drawing is full of that first hand observation, brimming with life - get this painting on the go now retain some of this and it's a winner.
Oh - good to see you back!
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Old Monday 29th October 2007, 21:37   #154
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Yes, agree with the above - but make the painting as soon as you can. This drawing is full of that first hand observation, brimming with life - get this painting on the go now retain some of this and it's a winner.
Oh - good to see you back!
Yup-Nods are done, so time for a painting. Just got to work out how- watercolour pencils and wet stuff on some big paper currently appeals the most.

Meantimes by way of add-on here's scan of a Black Woodpecker sketch I did immediately after it rudely interrupted my plaintive and fruitless whistlings on the Hazelhen lure.
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Old Monday 29th October 2007, 22:31   #155
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I wouldn't call that fruitless at all, do you realise how these black woodpeckers never seem to perch! (At least for me they don't)
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Great drawing Ed - love the line quality. It almost has a gothic feel to it, no doubt accentuated by both colour and breadth of line - very nice.
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Ah yes! Nice Black Pecker. See lots of these, though never, ever when I am looking for one! It's very much a species that finds you when it wants to!
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Ah yes! Nice Black Pecker. See lots of these, though never, ever when I am looking for one! It's very much a species that finds you when it wants to!
Nicely put. Mind you, there are some species I don't like to see too easily or too well, if that makes any sense at all- it kinda robs them of their aura.
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Old Sunday 4th November 2007, 22:01   #159
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Hello all- still chewing over images from my little foray last week- the one on the left painted without the help of computah or alocohol, came out not quite as dark and wanton as I had in mind. Then with aid of computah, the one of the right is how I wanted to paint it.
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Old Sunday 4th November 2007, 22:07   #160
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superb, still want to see one of these in the wild, I don't understand it, there are plenty around in these parts, just never where I am. Certainly got that forlorn and foreboding feel to it.
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Oh yes - I see where you're coming from although I adore the first version (I like to see my suf from my scrofa, ya know waht I mean!). You do this a dis-service if you don't make a painting from it, you know. (No pressure, like).
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Ooh, a bit creepy -- I like it, Ed!
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Oh that's a great pig! The pootered version looks, to me, almost like an etching, could be some further digital experiments there?..

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Thanks all- that got more of a reaction than I expected! Big moment for son and I - we had talked about catching up with a really big wild boar for years and years, and this one we finally got from a hide a couple of hours after sunset.

Next up some bird pics hopefully- but I have sworn off digipainting for a bit so there may be lull whilst I go through the pencil chewing and paper stretching stage.
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Old Friday 16th November 2007, 21:18   #165
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Hello all- managed to nip out to the coast for some surreal Little Auk moments earlier this week, including this one flying directly into the path of a rainbow and others flying with starlings, into walls etc..
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Old Friday 16th November 2007, 23:09   #166
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They do go a bit mad. This is a lovely drawing - the water's perfect.
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fantastic little picture, I love how your work always captures the moment.
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fantastic little picture, I love how your work always captures the moment.
That's great. On the thumbnail it looks like a Lapwing sitting in a field. Magic eye!
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Very evocative of a specific moment, nice work Ed!

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Old Tuesday 27th November 2007, 14:49   #171
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With Ed's permission,

I'm posting a couple of photos of a pencil drawing he sold me (at a VERY good price!) when we were still at school. I think he was about 17 when he did this, and I still marvel at the pencilmanship!

This still hits the mark for me after many many years.

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PS Sorry about the reflection - it's reflective glass so difficult to get a good shot.
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Good grief...even with your thoughtful advance warning, it comes as a bit of a surprise. I do just about remember this- approx 1978 vintage, I guess.

No confusing it with a Sparrowhawk, that's for sure.
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Good grief...even with your thoughtful advance warning, it comes as a bit of a surprise. I do just about remember this- approx 1978 vintage, I guess.

No confusing it with a Sparrowhawk, that's for sure.
A pleasant surprise I hope!
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Thanks for that Dave - look at the feather tracts, really well done. That's an area I just can't get right even now at the age of - er, 27!!!
I'm sure the price tag has elevated, too.
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17 years old!? That's just not fair!

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