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Old 08-20-2001, 07:14 PM
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Chickadee - Stippling

This one was my second attempt at stippling (pointillism). Done about a year or so ago. Not sure if I have the head of the bird right though. Too dark maybe?. It was hard to see any detail because the refference pic of the bird was really small. I do like the way the tree branches came out.

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Old 08-20-2001, 10:30 PM
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Nice bird! Not too fond of these guys right now as "they" and their friends cleaned my Saskatoon bush off before I could get the berries off it!

I do like the branches a great deal and the chickadee looks fine maybe a bit dark on the head, but it is hard to get them to pose for any length of time...
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Old 08-21-2001, 11:06 AM
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Hi artdude - another lovely piece ! You must have a very sure hand to align the feathers so well, they are beautiful. I like the whole layout too ( I guess that's called composition )

btw - did you know that missmouse started an art project yesterday called "birds of a feather". If your little chickadee hopped over there I think he would feel right at home !

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Old 08-21-2001, 05:54 PM
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Hey artdude howzit it going?

Looks good, I must say that you have got the feather thing down pat you must have a steady hand to get those lines so crisp.

I tend to be a bit rough around the edges and if something goes out of line it becomes another part of the background or a growth attached to the main image

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Old 08-21-2001, 06:02 PM
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Really nice

Hey Artdude,
That really really is a nice job. I love the little critters even though they have eaten all my blackberries. I guess they have to eat too, right? Anyway you really have done them justice. Great Job!
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Old 08-22-2001, 10:10 AM
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Christie & Earlene: Thanks for your comments. hmmmm Saskatoon and Blackberries? Maybe I should plant a few of those to attract more chickadees...haven't had many this year.

RuthT: Thanks for the heads-up on the "birds of a feather" project. Will have to check it out

MarkL: I have a steady hand until I've had too much coffee Then I switch to my scribble technique
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