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Dusk-lapwing by clive64 Dusk-lapwing by clive64
this small drawing which was based on observations made at my local nature reserve was all about the changing light at dusk and the still nature of the marsh at this time of day.this drawing won the David Cook drawing award At the NEWA (national exhibition of wildlife art) annual exhibition 2011 and sold at the same show.
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bullethead Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Very interesting composition, would think the grassy stuff would overpower the bird, but it really adds to it. Like how sharply you drew the grasses.
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clive64 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thankyou,i was intrigued with the lighting and the solitude of the bird at dusk on the edge of the marsh,as the sun went down the water was reflecting the last light whilst the vegetation was already in dark shadow.
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:wave: Hi! I featured this deviation in my journal today --> [link]
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clive64 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thankyou very much,thats very kind
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WanderingAlbatross Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I especially love the reflections in the water. Beautiful.
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clive64 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thankyou,i wanted to show the stillness of an autumnal dusk on the marsh and the reflections help to accentuate that still feeling
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Earleywine Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
very nice composition and overall feeling of this drawing. I like the little bird and his reflection too. Never have seen a bird like that, and he is very interesting. He doesn't have the big bills like the shore birds here, and the feathers on his head bring a quail to mind. very cool :)
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clive64 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
hi pamela and thankyou as ever for the kind words.The Lapwing or peewit as its known locally because of its call is a very popular bird over here.whilst it is commonly found on estuaries and marshes in the autumn and winter it is very much a bird of farmland in the breeding season and until recently modern farming methods had meant the species was in decline but steps are being taken to protect its habitat with field margins left unploughed and undisturbed for the birds to nest in.it has a very beautiful display flight and when breeding will aggresively defend its turf by dive-bombing intruders!
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Earleywine Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
a very pretty bird - thank you :)
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Oorigami Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
There's a very peaceful feeling in it. It's beautiful.
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