Saturday, 27 February 2010

Smew...
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I just knew today was going to be difficult somewhere down the line! I did as I said I would and purchased £17.48 worth of pencils, white cartridge paper, a putty smudger and some charcoal thrown in for good measure! Only problem was that I had a family party to attend this afternoon. I did enjoy it, as I don't see much of my family and I got the opportunity to take some nice pictures of the Springtime lambs!

The male Smew was my choice for this evening, as I thought "how difficult can it be to draw a black and white bird in black and white?"

I have looked at many pictures (48 to be exact) and they are all very different to what you will see in the Collins' field guide! I nearly gave up, but determination kept me going and the need to practice so here he is (looking very unfinished, but he is, I can assure you!). The practice will have done some good I suppose!
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8 comments:

  1. Two Smews in a week, Keith posted some, I never knew they existed. never too old to learn.
    Well up to standard.

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  2. Hi Angie, i have been out of the loop for a while and just caught up with a few blogs. Your bird art has blown me away. As Steve said on an earlier blog it is unique in the bird blogging world. I hope thier is more to come. Your photography is excellent and will support the art.
    sam

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  3. Beautiful practice once again! I do not think that you have to practice much. These are excellent!

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  4. What a beautiful drawing! I´ve never seen smews in Valencia. I read about a comment in one ocassion some years ago.

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  5. Thanks Sam. I appreciate your kind comments.

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  6. Thank you Chris. That's very kind..
    Thank you very much too, FJF.

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