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Saker Falcon study by clive64 Saker Falcon study by clive64
pencil study of a Saker falcon.This drawing featured in the 2011 book drawing and painting birds by Tim Wootton.
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namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic drawing, the amount of detail you put in this is amazing. It's easy to 'overwork' a drawing or painting by trying to put in too much detail, but it totally works here. I especially love those dark-streaked feathers of the head.  How did you manage to keep those very fine white feather strands visible over the darker wing feathers? Simply avoid colouring in the white, or erasing it later on with some very fine eraser?
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clive64 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks and sorry for late reply,ive been in Botswana for the last two weeks with no internet.the white bits are created by indenting the paper to create grooves before applying graphite over the top leaving clean white lines
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namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem at all, the answer is almost a given but did you have fun in Botswana? How was it? :D

Oh and that's a really clever technique, thanks for sharing!
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clive64 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks,botswana was utterly amazing :-)
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aaroncr Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome Gallery
-Aaron
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clive64 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
thankyou :-)
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MrVeritas1 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing, looks like a grayscale of the real thing
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clive64 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks very much :-)
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klmt Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
what kind of tool to you use to get the small highlight lines suck as the feathers on the breast? this is so great
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clive64 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
i'm guessing your'e referring to the wispy featheredges? i use an old set of knitting needles to indent lines in the paper that stay clean when graphite is applied over the indented lines.the best and most obvious usage is for things like big cat whiskers when i want a clean white line for the whisker
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