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Old 01-27-2002, 10:08 PM
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Harris Hawk - 1st grayscale study

Whew, I made it! I promised myself I'd post my progress today and I did it!

Here's the initial grayscale sketch of the Harris Hawk I did in three values just to get a feel of the major shapes and values (and try it in watercolor after six months off!) Now I'll choose my colors in a color sketch and then its off to the final watercolor.



I know I have to refine the contours more and put more variety inside the bird but any critique you have will be appreciated. I probably won't have time to finish until next weekend, but this gives me something to look forward to!

Hurray and thanks for such an inspiration! I'm finally off my butt and doing art!
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Hi Dana, the values and general shape are looking good. I look forward to seeing the finished pic. One thing I would suggest (and this is just my UNexpert opinion) is to shorten the bill a bit and make the bottom of the beak more straight than curved. Recheck the reference image and I think you'll see what I mean.

Thanks for posting your "in progress" pic. I'm just getting ready to post my 2nd one. It's great for me to see how others are coming along.
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Old 01-28-2002, 01:24 AM
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Thanks, Eileen.

Good catch on the bill and the beak. They were relatively small shapes so I didn't concentrate on them at this stage in the painting. When I paint larger, I'll have more room to get the shapes exactly.

I love what you've done so far, and can't wait to see your next progress shot.
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I have to take my hair cut..

First time it was so easy..but I found a hard thing to make its feather. Done on a common sketch book using Staedler Marsmatic Lumograph EE, Derwent Sketching pencil 4B and Faber Castle colored pencil...

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Abu,

You nailed that expression and that fur! Good job! I love this pic - maybe I'll have time to do it too (if we have all February-I hope)

My only suggestion is to preserve your lights somewhere - either in the dog or in the background. Everything looks about a medium tone.

Otherwise, great. It's so inspiring to see everybody else!

PS Now everybody is posting their progress pics on the project board. Right???
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Thanks Dana

Hi Dana,

Thanks a lot.. So we are waiting for next project.
I suggest our next project is "Cats' cub". Isn't it great ???

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A Cat's Club Project would be awesome!
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Greencook - don't worry about your picture - the hawk is just fine - the problem with scanners is - they always make the paper appear more grainy than it is :-(
AriadneArts and DanaT - your sketches look very promissing, I wait for more :-) Hawk seems to be very popular.
Dana - there was already a project about cats - last Januar, I guess - but we can do something new about it (I would
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I uploaded some progress images, you can find them here:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/browse_progress2.php?username=Lady+Grey&proj_id=13 6

I chose the hawk image and I will make my "speciality" out of it - a paper cutout with background painted with ink. It will take some time to finish.

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Old 01-31-2002, 09:19 AM
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Wonderfully creative, Lady Grey! I look forward to your final.

PS I agree about the cat project.
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Looking Good, Lady Grey!

Looking forward to the finished product. How large is the entire image and how long do you estimate it will take?
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It's ca. 15x25 cm (I haven't decided yet, how big the background will be) (ca. 6 x 10 inches). It will take about 10-12 hours to finish. I actually prefer smaller pictures - the're more diffcult
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A new progress pick My hawk is growing !
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That is OH TOO BEAUTIFUL, Lady Grey...!!! Great to see the progress pics. Thanks.
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The cutting process is finished Now I'll proceed with ink background and then I will probably need a few adjustments to the cutout anyway.
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