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:joy: Just amazing, watching it build up like this - so much detail.

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yesterday's efforts - Ghost Birds....

 

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i sketch them on paper, to get the shape and size right, cut them out, trace round them, paint them i white (so the colours don't 'fight' with the background) and the next step is to paint them the right colour. Having a template also means you can get 2 birds for the price of one, as you can flip it left/right... :manic:

here we have terns and black-headed gulls mobbing a black-backed gull.... honest!

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:oh: oh cool!!! and cleverly done, too :flower:

 

the poor black back! :db:

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:no: he's looking to snatch the gulls and terns chicks and eat them whole and alive.... no sympathy!!

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:lol: okay, then they are allowed some serious mobbing :yes::p

 

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That is so clever the way you do that, with the templates. I had funny playing "find the flipped twins". :roflmao:

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I had funny playing "find the flipped twins". :roflmao:

me 2 :lol:

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when they're painted they'll mostly be flipped back-to-front as well - some from the underside and some from the top... just so as to make more variety, and lessen 'cheat!' cries. :lol:

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you sneaky thing :wink: i did that with a program cover i had to invent for cinderella - i stole the doves from the web (of course) and found only three that were big enough to use them for print - had to tweak them creatively to make them into a flock :lol: nobody had any complaints in the end :lol: used the same three birdies all through the program, on the cover, and on the poster :lol:

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Like those movies that you know didn't have a huge Hollywood budget and you look for people in the crowd scenes that reappear. :roflmao:

 

Mad, with all the work that you put in to this, I'm no one would even think of crying "cheat". :roll:

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almost forgot i was due an update - stuff i did before holidays:

 

swallows and martins over the reeds:

 

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the gulls and terns in the middle:

 

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swifts and heron near the tower:

 

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:oh: it is lovely!! the detail is amazing me each time i look at it. :swoon:

 

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Thank you Mad for sharing your creative experience with us. Fascinating, I feel like I have been painting with you, too.

 

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That is just gorgeous. :swoon: The water in the top one is perfect, and I know that water is very difficult to do.

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last weekend - waterweeds.....

 

part 1:

 

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part 2:

 

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