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Old Saturday 7th February 2009, 10:29   #1151
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Wonderful again Arthur, it's good to see you've got your mojo back! There's massive potential for your black and white work here too.

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Old Saturday 7th February 2009, 16:08   #1152
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Old Sunday 8th February 2009, 14:20   #1153
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Thanks Mike & Nick.

Sketching some Fan Tails , till I realised this little fellow was watching in the garden.
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Old Sunday 8th February 2009, 17:35   #1154
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These stoat drawings are fabulous Arthur - the face-on pose is terrific.
It always surprises me just how much colour you manage to get into your paintings, when you start with such a densely detailed ink underdrawing. This latest kingfisher piece demostrates this perfectly; the original drawing is perfect as it is, but there would seem to be too much detail for colour to work over the top, but no - there it is in technicolour splendour. Amazing!
Have you ever considered trying scratchboard?
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Old Sunday 8th February 2009, 20:22   #1155
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Thanks Tim.
When I am going to use a colour wash on the pen and ink drawings I have to leave some detail and shading out as the brush will fill these tones in. I havent done scratchboard since I was at school and thats a long long time ago.
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Old Sunday 8th February 2009, 22:51   #1156
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these are great little characters, fantails are cooing at me from the page and the stoat is exactly as I see them (the rare occasions I do), you've caught it spot on, when I try and draw them they look like dogs that have been born through the wrong exit.
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Old Monday 9th February 2009, 08:17   #1157
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Terrific work Arthur. I love the pose of the last fantail with its head tucked so far down on its chest it looks like it's been whacked with something heavy! The stoats are brilliant, I never seem to see one long enough to even get a pencil out.

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Old Wednesday 11th February 2009, 08:22   #1158
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I Thought you'd gone AWOL Arthur! Forgot you start a new thread annually.

Congrats on the new grand daughter, hope she's doing fine.

Love the Kingfisher and the latest set of sketches.
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Old Thursday 12th February 2009, 12:18   #1159
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Great work. I really enjoyed seeing all your work together. I hope the exhibition went well.
Lovely sketches too.
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Old Sunday 15th February 2009, 12:03   #1160
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Thankyou all. a lot of interest but no-one is buying at the ex. Still a learning curb for me.
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Old Sunday 15th February 2009, 12:05   #1161
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Still on the Kingy theme one I am starting
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Old Sunday 15th February 2009, 19:47   #1162
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Wow already!

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Ditto, another masterpiece in the making.....
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I don't know how you dare start a painting with such a complicated background as that but I don't doubt that you can make a great job of it! Can't wait to see how this turns out, it's a beautiful kingfisher, and a more unusual pose which is good to see.
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Old Monday 16th February 2009, 09:43   #1165
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Old Monday 16th February 2009, 10:39   #1166
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Great pose, this. Very dramatic.
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Old Tuesday 17th February 2009, 21:15   #1167
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Ta all.
Chris. if you see the pic. in your minds eye just go for it, you will be surprised what you can achieve.
Starting to bring the background in but will be away for a few days .
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Back at last , starting on middle ground
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Old Wednesday 25th February 2009, 22:30   #1170
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This is going to be a stonker!

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. . . sure is.
Lovely work.
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Coming along great Arthur!

Would that be just a suggestion of a "No Fishing" sign it's launched itself from?
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Old Thursday 26th February 2009, 15:15   #1173
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Just thought id say how fantastic your pictures are, top shelf m8

As for me i wish i could draw like you, i will just have to stick to match stick men and doodles...

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Sculthorpe Moor

Thank you all.

Water Colour , Pen & Ink

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Digi cameras dont like pen & ink + reduction of pixels.

I cant get a good photo
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well if it's that stunning from a bad photo, the original must be a real cracker.
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