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M.Mason
06-09-2014, 10:01 AM
Completed this guy over the weekend! It is the first bird I've done in almost 9 years so I really enjoyed this. This is an 8x10 done almost exclusively with the fiberglass brush. Reference photo thanks to user birdlover!
Thanks for looking!!

ggart4u
06-09-2014, 12:55 PM
Nice... your water is great, too!

Misted-Dream
06-09-2014, 01:02 PM
This is awesome! Really nice work. What kind of fiberglass brush do you use? The one I have wouldn't be able to get that kind of detail.

M.Mason
06-09-2014, 04:05 PM
Thank you Ginger! I had a lot of fun with the water!
Thank you Shalese! I actually have a large fg brush, like this one (http://www.amazon.com/SE-7616SB-Fiberglass-Scratch-Brush/dp/B003NHDITW). It worked better than I thought it would for the smaller detail, but I still had to go in with an xacto blade in a few places to sharpen things up!

ggart4u
06-09-2014, 05:03 PM
Melissa,
If you don't already have the small FG Brush, you might want to check it out. I use it too.
http://www.micromark.com/ultra-micro-fiberglass-brush,7850.html

PaintDog
06-09-2014, 06:50 PM
Well done, Melissa!

JennyD
06-09-2014, 06:55 PM
Wow, that's goooood

Maxime Thiffault
06-09-2014, 07:31 PM
Incredible work!! Well done.

SandeVBL
06-09-2014, 10:40 PM
Outstanding on both the bird and the water reflections!

annamelia
06-10-2014, 01:27 AM
Looks great. :clap:

Melzza
06-10-2014, 06:45 AM
Very nice.

M.Mason
06-10-2014, 09:36 AM
Ginger - that is definitely on my list! Thanks for sharing the link!
Thank you Ann, Jenny, Maxime, Sande, Judy and Melzza!! You're kind words are very appreciated!

Garbonzo
06-10-2014, 11:24 AM
You did an excellent jod on this. The pelican and the water are both so well scratched.

Harry Seymour
06-10-2014, 08:51 PM
Simply beautiful.

M.Mason
06-11-2014, 10:37 AM
Thank you Harold!
Thank you Harry!
I really appreciate it!

jennaboo88
06-11-2014, 11:33 AM
This is beautiful! I've always rather liked pelicans. It's nice to see one in a scratchboard. You did a wonderful job!

Hoofnpaw
06-11-2014, 12:28 PM
Gorgeous! I can't decide what I love more, the bird or your water!

Sean

M.Mason
06-11-2014, 12:32 PM
Thank you Jenna and Sean! You're both so kind!

FoggyMountain
06-11-2014, 03:10 PM
Absolutely stunning work Melissa. Wow.

M.Mason
06-12-2014, 01:20 PM
Thank you very much Lynn!

Snow Dance
06-12-2014, 04:42 PM
This is a really impressive piece, Melissa, I think perhaps you should do some more water birds!

Becky

M.Mason
06-13-2014, 10:04 AM
Thank you Becky! I was thinking the same thing...they'll have to go on the list!

PatrickHedges
06-18-2014, 10:19 AM
Wow, I really like this. Great work Melissa

Trilby
06-18-2014, 03:23 PM
Magnificent bird and great reflections, quiet yet dramatic.
TJ

M.Mason
06-19-2014, 10:25 AM
Thank you Patrick!
Thank you TJ!

nelvia
06-25-2014, 08:58 AM
Elegant and beautiful. Everything about this is successful. Thanks for the Micromark info, book marked it as I struggled to locate it easily on their site. Didn't know you could refill either.

M.Mason
06-25-2014, 10:35 AM
Thank you Nelvia!