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Old 02-28-2013, 08:40 PM
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March 2013 A&W Fur, Feather, and Scales Challenge - Welcome all!

Welcome to March 2013 "Fur, Feathers, and Scales" Challenge

I am Sandra (ncgirl) and I am honored and delighted to host this month's challenge!

All artists and mediums are welcome, any size, any medium but you must
use one of the photos refs provided. All photos are mine and can be used to create artwork within the challenge.

You can crop, or use any part of the photo etc in any way you want to
but do remember to tell us the size and medium used.

If you require more information on the Challenge the "Guidelines" are
posted as a sticky at the top of the Forum page.

Please remember NOT to post your paintings until "reveal day" which is
March 20th

It makes it more interesting and much more fun, if we all stick to the same
"reveal day". We then have the anticipation of seeing everyone's work at
about the same time.

Here we go!

Black bear (juvenile probably) taken with trail camera.
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Eastern bluebird, so pretty, his colors are actually more intense. They show up in the snow and in the early spring.
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One of my sister-in-law's horses (Paso Fino)
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And the scales for you reptile lovers out there!

Canebrake (eastern diamondback) - I found him in the middle of the road, asked him for a photo, then shooed him off the road to safety. They are a protected species here, but uneducated people would still harm him.
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And a corn snake. Found him surrounded by my cats, who were sizing him up for a snack. Fished him out of the feline buffet, let him spend the night in a large comfy bucket and released him into the wild the next day. He was kind enough to pose for a photo too (after striking at me a couple of times )
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I'll try to find a couple more, but hopefully have covered all the bases. I am eagerly awaiting the 20th when we can all see the lovely work created! Jump in and have fun! Thanks to all for participating!
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Re: March 2013 A&W Fur, Feather, and Scales Challenge - Welcome all!

Thanks for Hosting Sandra. Your photos are great!
Im particularly interested in the snakes as we dont have any snakes in New Zealand and because of that, snakes fascinate me. Now I just need to decide which photo to paint.
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Nice pictures Sandra the bird is so sweet ,corn snake is beautiful
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Thanks a lot for hosting Sandra. Great photos. Love the corn snake. He has the most beautiful patterns.
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:31 AM
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Thank you all so much! The snakes are definitely more cooperative at getting their pictures made. The bears just run away.
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Sandra!!! great photos I am definitely in for March!!! Happy painting/drawing EVERYONE
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Love this challenge, right down my aisle with a horse as one of the pics. Thanks much.
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Thank you all! Hope this will be fun challenge!
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Geat refs Sandra.
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Nice photos, Sandra. That last one of the corn snake is amazing, I never knew they had checkerboard tummies!
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Thanks Greg and Pat! Pat, I didn't know about the patterning on thier bellies either, this one was a surprise to me. He had some really nice markings and quite proud of them!
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lovely. I hope to get to join in this time.
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Lovely Ref pics here!! Thank you,
Happy painting everyone,
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Thank you Charri!

Are these photos enough to choose from or would you guys like a couple more?
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