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07-27-2006, 01:59 PM
A new project has been announced in the WetCanvas! project system!

Title: Bird Brains- Habitat Project
Project Leader: GhettoDaveyHavok
Relative Difficulty: Irrelevant
Type Restrictions: Any Type
Medium: Any Medium
Subject: Not Applicable
Days open for signups: 200
Maximum participants allowed: Unlimited


Are you a bird brain? Do you study the anatomy of birds for your artwork or would like to journey into the world of birds for a new project? Well, you came to the right thread. The idea is to capture a bird in a birds world, so with this in mind....

1. If possible images should be in colour

2. The background is obviously a big feature here as the point is to get into the birds world, whether it be trees, grasses, in amongst chimneys, or even in a cage.

3. You can have more than one type of bird, but please try and bear in mind which birds live in which habitat (A roadrunner with a penguin running in Yucca Valley is probably not a good choice!)

Project is open for 200 days, so no excuses, there is plenty of time for everyone to pull their ideas together

Additional Information:

For more information on the project: Click here! (http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_details&proj_id=1043)

Remember, in order to help keep the discussions on projects organized, you should post your questions, suggestions, and comments on submitted work here in this thread. By doing this, we allow other non-project efforts to not get "pushed down" by a swarm of project-related threads.

07-28-2006, 02:13 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=55915

Great Blue Heron

I have to say Herons are one of my favourite animals - just look at this guy stalking some hapless little fish

07-29-2006, 10:14 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=55915

Great Blue Heron

Beautiful photo!

07-29-2006, 11:43 PM
Here is a favorite pic of a friends sparrow- you could adapt it to the wild scenery i think... and one of a starling in flight

08-04-2006, 08:32 AM
Hi ya Davey!! Just signed up,didnt see any small print so hoping its safe lol.I am really into birdlife & love to watch them in their natural Habitat!Just so happens i had one of our native birds visit my backyard this morning,i have native trees all around my yard so get alot during summer,but this was a treat.Ild heard it so grab my camera and went out & whistled to it,it came quite close,close enough for me to get a pic,even though its not the best..I think i got it blinking lol.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Aug-2006/86899-Tui.jpg Heres a pic i found off the net too.

08-04-2006, 02:39 PM
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Oscar the Cockatiel
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/1043/completed/88358/tn_oscar-thmb.gifThis is just beautiful!!!

Delete this line then add your comments, but leave the links above intact, so others know what you are talking about!

08-04-2006, 11:04 PM
Here is my final entry :

Starling nest, a miniature in acrylic, not sure how to set up the link for you, so here is the image- been awhile since i've done one of the projects:wave:

08-05-2006, 10:49 AM
Some great photos there.Noisy little nest there Robyn!:)
I couldnt load my pic in the progress part:( so have come in here to try.
Took me a good couple of hours to draw this as i had some trouble getting perspectives on the bird,I think because hes kinda facing away with his head turned back a bit,ended up using other photo i had because its eyes open & it shows a bit more colour.Glad i did it on the triangle canvas now too:) All the best ...Bully

08-05-2006, 01:19 PM
That is wonderful, i like the 'nontraditional' canvas- it is so unusual!:clap::clap:

08-07-2006, 07:49 AM
Thanks Robyn:) I spent a couple of hours redrawing the bird lol,trying to get the perspectives right,have started a thread in Acrylic forum asking about "what colour to underpaint in" as im trying to use the Parrish technique.Will put updates in there and post in here once im done.I cant find the progress page for this project?or work out how to leave attachment in there.
:( I would like to see everyones work.
All the Best..Bully

08-20-2006, 06:04 PM
Hi Dave..I am new to this so may not be doing eveything correctly..I did enter your project on Bird Brains- habitat and have uploaded my final painting,

09-27-2006, 02:47 AM

Would you be interested in this CP of a tawny owl, the night is most certainly it's natural habitat.

10-01-2006, 01:23 AM
Hope it's not too late to add. It's posted elsewhere in the forum, but it seems to fit here too. Acrylic, 16inx20in. American Goldfinches.


10-01-2006, 05:25 PM
Very nice...

10-01-2006, 05:29 PM
I would like to try and insert my image..counld someone help me..wildbirds

10-01-2006, 08:57 PM
Wildbirds, the easiest way for you to learn all the ins and outs is to follow this link to the new user's forum, if you still cannot get your image to load, you are welcome to email me, click on my screen name above the message, it will take you to my profile, where you can find a link to send me an email or a privage message. Good luck!!!!


10-17-2006, 08:59 PM

Just found this project today, and couldn't resist signing up, as I am a wild bird lover, as well as being owned by 3 parrots! Everyone's entries are lovely, but I especially love the goldfinches in lavender - very beautiful work in the details. I always plant lots of coneflowers in my garden so I can watch the goldfinches hang on the seedheads to get the seeds. My entry is a photo of a little baby jay that got lost on my front porch last spring. Nice to meet you all!

11-15-2006, 01:34 AM

I just joined WC recently, and couldn't resist signing up for this project. Love birds; love art. What a combination.

I have enjoyed viewing all of the wonderful entries, and thought I would attach my effort.

This is my final entry. Done from a composit of several images in an artist's photo reference guide.


Thanks for looking!

11-20-2006, 12:14 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=56061

Blue Jay Morning

Very delicate use of color in the leaves and trees. It is difficult to make a scene like this look natural, and you have nailed it. Good job.

11-20-2006, 12:20 PM
Loggah, I love your owls, what gorgeous work! I'm a bird lover, too and couldn't resist the thread either!