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on: May 20, 2017, 08:49:18 PM
Having some issues uploading but managed to get these two so far.

The first sketch I spent about an hour with this delightful Blue Macaw in Antigua (Guatemala). He seemed quite happy to have my attention.

I am quite happy with how his beak turned out, the eye was better before the "if I just refine this a little...." One day I will learn...  ::)



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Reply #1 on: May 20, 2017, 08:55:17 PM
This second 'sketch'  :2funny:   I barely had 5 minutes before I got pulled away to go in search of a restaurant. I'll take another crack at this one from one of the many photos I took of the arch. I doubt it would have come out well anyway, very poor angle for sketching. None the less, one of my many warts for your pleasure!  ;)    ;D



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Reply #2 on: May 20, 2017, 10:17:50 PM
I love your Macaw, Val. I also like the beak. Well done.  :smitten:
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Reply #3 on: May 20, 2017, 10:21:07 PM
Wow, Val, a bite from that beak would be quite painful.  Don't get too close.

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Reply #4 on: May 21, 2017, 12:20:46 AM
Your warts are great Val  ;)
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Reply #5 on: May 21, 2017, 12:25:09 AM
Ta much Kathy and Mea. The upcoming sketches as well as these two were drawn with only a 2B pencil. My bag with all my sketch gear got left behind.  :doh: After searching through the town of Antigua I managed to find the equivalent of a small office depot. The best I could get was a box of 2B pencils, a cheap notebook, and a small eraser and sharpener.
Surprising how many values you can get out of a single pencil when you have to.


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Reply #6 on: May 21, 2017, 12:25:44 AM
Thanks Win.... lots more to come!


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Reply #7 on: May 21, 2017, 11:44:40 AM
 :heeha: You did that Macaw with a basic #2? I'm really impressed, Val. You got a lot of value out of one pencil.
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Reply #8 on: May 21, 2017, 04:39:09 PM
I never fail to be surprised at the possibilities. Nothing more than layering and paying careful attention to pressure.

I was surprised to find anything there (expecting the usual HB), just had a look and they are made by Faber Castell! They look just like your old HB yellow school pencil with rubber top and all! They really hold a point which also surprised me. I really lucked out with these.

Will see if i can upload a couple more sketches today. My modem stick ran out so using the free wifi here. Not very strong and highly unreliable as usual.  ;)    ;D

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Reply #9 on: May 21, 2017, 05:57:22 PM
Val, I am also so impressed with your Macaw's beak for it has a 3D look to it.  Fantastic job.


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Reply #10 on: May 22, 2017, 01:41:05 AM
Ta ever so Patricia. Now if only I could get the rest of the bird as well done as the beak! Then I'd be getting somewhere!  :heeha:     :2funny:

The wifi here is running too slow to upload the next pair, so off to town tomorrow to get some time on the modem.  :run:


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Reply #11 on: May 29, 2017, 02:18:53 AM
Val, don't know how I missed these.  So happy to see you drawing from life and agree with the others that the Macaw is awesome--actually looks like charcoal. 


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Reply #12 on: May 29, 2017, 04:03:51 AM
Thanks much Lynn, now if only my people turned out looking as good!   ;D   I'll keep trying...   :painting:


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Reply #13 on: May 29, 2017, 12:38:02 PM
Love the parrot, especially the beak.. i doodle eagles i just love them. Big majestic birds!
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Reply #14 on: May 29, 2017, 01:49:16 PM
I am working on trying to sketch quicker, I always find myself getting caught up on some part and finishing it off.  :crazy2:   Just have to loosen up!  ;D

Before I started the drawing lessons, I was a bit before them, I had started doing portraits on my own. I loved the way they developed. As my sight has deteriorated somewhat I found I couldn't see the tones and values well enough, plus it would take me months/years sometimes to get close to finishing one. So, we move on.

I feel the pastel sticks may be giving me a new lease of sorts with their intensity and vibrancy. Will just have to see where they lead...