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Old 02-04-2018, 03:41 PM
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House Sparrows

This didnít go exactly as planned. The one in the distance is supposed to be another female...in the distance. I think the scale is off. Itís too big and something about it makes it advance in the picture plane. I think maybe the eye is too large and too dark creating too much contrast. The female on the left is a bit too small. Oh, well. Still enjoyed an hour listening to music and sketching in ink!

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Old 02-04-2018, 05:57 PM
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Re: House Sparrows

The back one looks like a fluffy little young 'un because of its big eye - doesn't worry me at all, the discrepancy in size/proportion.
They're very nicely observed and very good variation of tone and texture.
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Old 02-04-2018, 06:40 PM
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Re: House Sparrows

More excellent birds !
No I don't think it is the scale of the background bird that throws it forward , perhaps more that it is isolated on the white paper.
Maybe a little more generalised suggestion of grass might stop the eye been led to it too ?
Using the two devices to deepen the perspective might have been too much used together ?
Although I do very much like the use of the S curve to lead the eye through the drawing.

It's funny isn't it, all this intellectual analysis after the event - in which when in the process of making it NO or very little analysis was involved

Still it can help the next one on occasion

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Re: House Sparrows

Nicely done Herb. I agree with all of the above, and my only reservation is the foreground bird is a little heavy-handed. Minor nit-picking though. I'm glad I'm not the only artist who listens to music while working. Oddly enough, I like bird-song sessions on YouTube. Makes a gloomy February Ontario day seem brighter.
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This is rendered beautifully and flows nicely.
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Re: House Sparrows

Seeing this lovely drawing made my heart sing! This is PRECISELY the kind of pen and ink drawing style that makes me love the medium as much as I do. Well done.
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