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Old Sunday 10th October 2010, 19:26   #3726
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Don't worry about it too much Tim; You've still got it!

I wish I had eiders to draw.

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Old Sunday 10th October 2010, 20:18   #3727
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beautiful Skua and eiders

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Old Sunday 10th October 2010, 20:51   #3728
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He hasn't sketched from life for other a month but he still can produce these wondrous eiders so full of life. I daren't walk away from sketching for a week, never mind a month,as I'd dread to think what my ducks would look like!

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Old Tuesday 12th October 2010, 15:18   #3729
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I ought to come clean . . .
Besides the piles of illustration work, there's been another reason why I haven't been BFing as much as usual - we sold our house and have been in rented accommodation for quite a few weeks now - but - we received the keys to our 'new' cottage 10 days ago and we will be returing to 'the country' after two and a half years in the 'city' of Stromness (1800 folks).
Yesterday I had to meet a plumber on-site to discuss works required. I trundled up the track at two minutes to ten. After the meeting, I took a quick glance around the property . . . first bird I saw sitting atop a hedge of hard fucsia - red-backed shrike. Killer!! in more ways than one.
From then on the day took a different tack - 30 minutes of study and enjoyment and a day-long buzz from this cracking little girl.
If ever there was a good omen, then this surely is it.
Cheers . . .
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Best of luck with the new house, Tim, and what a time and place to see such a lovely bird.

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Old Tuesday 12th October 2010, 16:04   #3731
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Best of luck with the new house, Tim.

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Yes. Good luck from this quarter too. It looks like a good omen, and some beautiful sketches. Can't wait to see more!
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Back in fine form, with a new sureness in the line, and even more animation...superb.....and welcome home to the new place...take some pics so we can see....
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Wish the same for you ,like the others

and the sketches

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Old Tuesday 12th October 2010, 17:24   #3734
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what a cracker indeed, a bird I know well now - you've caught her beautifully, so full of energy and expression. All the best with the new place, you'll really have to settle down one day!
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Old Tuesday 12th October 2010, 17:30   #3735
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If ever there was a good omen, then this surely is it.
Cheers . . .
what an all round cheering post

still time for you to show us a Bluetail this autumn
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Old Tuesday 12th October 2010, 19:06   #3736
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Nice to have you back, Tim. If you're rusty, as claimed, it don't show, mate. Another sublime study of a shrike - the ultimate passerine to draw and paint.

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Old Tuesday 12th October 2010, 20:27   #3737
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just had to come back for a little more - addictive few pages, the bottom one of the second sheet is a pristine example of finding a bird's form through its 'interior lines' - it's allowed all the freedom of its existence without the constraint of a fixed outline. Top class.

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Now that's a tasty garden tick and a good omen indeed!

Best of luck in your new home mate.

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Superb fieldwork of a pretty little creature!


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Best of luck in your new home mate.

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Old Sunday 17th October 2010, 00:35   #3741
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Something weird happened. We both had "life incidents" and disappeared. People had a party in my thread while I was away. You got lucky! The mess was unbelievable!

But your comeback has trumped mine. A garden RBS! Superb sketches. It's like being back in Polska!
It is great to see your raw sketch work. This is right up my street! I could almost eat these drawings!

Glad you got a place! Now get working. And watch out for gatecrashing house-warming party animals! (They're all really nice people really!)

Good luck to you and your family in your new abode. I was drinking anyway, but now I've got a "cause celebre!"
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first bird I saw sitting atop a hedge of hard fucsia - red-backed shrike. Killer!! in more ways than one.
From then on the day took a different tack - 30 minutes of study and enjoyment and a day-long buzz from this cracking little girl.
If ever there was a good omen, then this surely is it.
Cheers . . .
Lovely sketches Tim. I had a family of RBS near my old studio and I did some field work then. I posted an oil of this bird in my blog just two days ago. Good luck with the new house!
By the way, I look froward to see your book, when are you expected to give birth?
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Old Sunday 17th October 2010, 19:34   #3743
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Lovely sketches Tim. I had a family of RBS near my old studio and I did some field work then. I posted an oil of this bird in my blog just two days ago. Good luck with the new house!
By the way, I look froward to see your book, when are you expected to give birth?
Thanks Juan - great to see your blog updated, always a highlight.
The book was scheduled for publication on 22nd of November - but they (the publisher) now tell me they are holding it back until February. Out of my hands now :)
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Darn! I wanted that for Christmas
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A1 on the shrike...Tim, that would have sold me the house...mark.
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Old Monday 18th October 2010, 16:28   #3746
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Tim, what a fab omen!! hope you like your new place and that it brings you plenty
more like that one. Wonderful capture your skill and confidence overflow in this even if you say your rusty!
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Hope all is going well?

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Old Saturday 6th November 2010, 09:22   #3748
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Yes thanks Phil - just building a house, that's all . . . :)
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Good to hear from you. Look forward to seeing the results! Your last place was pretty special.
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Old Saturday 6th November 2010, 15:34   #3750
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Aha! Good luck with the build!
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