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Dave Hawk
03-07-2012, 08:39 AM
This is what I did for about 25 years . just pen and inks. After I did this one I wanted to paint.

03-07-2012, 08:56 AM

03-07-2012, 09:02 AM
Nice! P&I can be very time-consuming! I can totally relate to moving to painting :-) I still use pen and ink for on-location sketching but I no longer have the patience to use it for anything large...


Dave Hawk
03-07-2012, 09:15 AM
little better pic

Dave Hawk
03-07-2012, 09:18 AM
This is my 1st colored piece when I started up painting again 3 years ago. For some starnge reason I can not get him right side up. :envy:


chammi kaiser
03-07-2012, 10:55 AM
Dave, you can certainly see that the talent was there in your drawing. By the way, love those background trees in your turkey painting. I use line (waterproof pen) and wash (watercolours) in my sketch-book. Love the pen as it stops me from fiddling and rubbing out as I would do with graphite. Gives the sketches more life somehow.

03-07-2012, 11:04 AM
Both of those are really lovely, Dave! I'm especially fond of the elk--all that foliage and detail is beautiful. (And I just have a soft spot for elk in general. ;))

Dave Hawk
03-07-2012, 11:11 AM
Thank you , I did go straight into FW colored inks from the black but made the transition over to brushes. I still have not picked up the quill for any of the painting yet. For some reason I feel I lose a bit of looseness when I work with the quill.

03-07-2012, 04:24 PM
Lovely Drawings and I really like the Elk one!

Dave Hawk
03-07-2012, 10:23 PM
Thanks Barb. I would do ally landscapes out of my head and the add tje amimals.

Nonie Wideman
03-07-2012, 10:43 PM
the sketches are lovely but I'm so glad your artistic path took you to the beautiful realm of color that brings your talents to life

Dave Hawk
03-07-2012, 10:50 PM
Thanks Nonie.

03-08-2012, 03:15 AM
Both awesome Dave the coloured one is gorgeous:clap: :clap:

03-08-2012, 11:59 AM
Wow!!!! I love all your detail Dave !!:clap:Nicki

online art
03-08-2012, 04:16 PM
Great to see these Dave

03-09-2012, 09:15 AM
Both of those are wonderful!

03-09-2012, 01:52 PM
Great work...:thumbsup:

03-10-2012, 05:51 AM
I used to do lots of pen and ink but it stuffed my eyes up. Now I do scratchboard because I'm a masochist :lol:

Awesome work Dave!!

03-10-2012, 10:27 AM
love looking at the beginnings to others art.. just not mine :( :lol:
great pieces Dave