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birdlover
04-26-2011, 12:14 PM
Here is a little 5x7 from a pic I took. I used the regular nib scratchtool, scapel for the pelicans, and then the electric eraser. I found some speedball watercolor brushes (the water color is in the brush) at Aaron Brothers and used that those for the color. This one has a particular appeal to me. I guess I like those clouds and then sometimes mistake a pelican for a cloud. Thanks for looking. I might try a bigger pic of this and add some more pelicans. http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Apr-2011/115982-pelicansclouds_600_x_454.jpg

Celticelf
04-26-2011, 03:38 PM
You do the coolest and most original things. Love this Angela.

Buggin3
04-26-2011, 05:55 PM
Very nice, Angela. I used to watch the pelicans when I lived down south. Very unique birds. :thumbsup:

birdlover
04-26-2011, 06:40 PM
Thanks you Terri that makes me feel good. Thanks Brett the pelicans have been real active down here lately. They are unique and a bit strange looking birds.

PatrickHedges
04-26-2011, 07:09 PM
I've just done a pelican piece in pastels so this resonates with me. Very very cool Angela.

artofnature
04-26-2011, 08:03 PM
Very interesting piece again Angela. Love your technique.

Rodman
04-26-2011, 09:03 PM
Lots of forward movement and I love the position caught of the upper birds wings. Cool!

birdlover
04-26-2011, 10:50 PM
Thanks Patrick, Lesley, and Rod. Glad u think its cool.

lorna12
04-26-2011, 11:34 PM
Neat piece Angela! We don't see too many pelicans done in scratch and they are rather interesting.

sandrawillard
04-27-2011, 12:59 AM
I totally echo Rodman's thoughts on this. Well done!

caribouhills
04-27-2011, 03:21 AM
Well done Angela, I can honestly say, I have never seen a pelican, guess they don't get this far north.

Harry Seymour
04-27-2011, 12:49 PM
I like the texture in the pelican.

birdlover
04-27-2011, 01:59 PM
Thanks Lorna, Sandra, and Harry. Hmm Mark no pelicans in Alaska. Guess they don't like the cold.

Diana Lee
04-27-2011, 02:10 PM
It never ceases to amaze me how inventive you can be. This is cool!

Diana

SueR
04-27-2011, 02:40 PM
Looks like they are flying their way through a stormy sky...way cool!

birdlover
04-28-2011, 12:27 PM
Thanks Diana a high compliment from you that makes me feel good. Thanks Sue yea they are working their way through a storm. The pic I took a big cloud was in the background made it so much better than just blue sky. Thanks again guys.

pamelalbd
04-28-2011, 11:13 PM
Lots of action in this Angela, love the colours too!

Garbonzo
04-28-2011, 11:47 PM
Great piece Angela. I too like Pelicans in flight. You've captured the action very well. I've been trying to get some flying duck and goose pics. It's fun but not easy to freeze the wings. You do really nice birds.