In reply to Clare:
Now we add a Cadmium yellow wash to the underparts and an orange ochre wash to the upperparts- and Hair dry!
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In reply to seymouraves:
Beautiful! I am assuming that what we have previously seen from you has been drawn from scratch, though?
You (and the other artists) should post this sort of thing more often. This is a sadly under-used part of the Community.
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What an interesting idea and transformation step by step from start to finish, just beautiful Seymour and something we could all have a go at doing. As Clare says, it would be lovely to see more threads like this :) I for one love seeing such talents and creativity.
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The makeover from the first Kiskadee to the last is still brilliant however you got there, very talented.
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These are lovely. As I am new in the country excuse my ignorance. Are these House Sparrows?
In reply to Catlady:
As someone who never got beyond "O" level GCE Art I can really appreciate these pictures,great stuff Seymour.
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Tickle in detail lines with the No 2 brush and it's all done
Absolutely stunning Seymouraves, great to see it emerge through the different stages. Thank You for sharing with us.
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In reply to MaryGK:
Fascinating insight in how you went about it. The finished article is terrific.
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In reply to TeeJay:
What a lovely step by step process to get to the beautiful painting at the end. Thanks
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