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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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shell31 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012   Traditional Artist
Beautiful!!!
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Fantastic!!!!!
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clive64 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
many thanks
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You are very welcome:):):):):)
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harpyja Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I adore your bird studies! How much hours did you spend on this drawing? The smooth background consorts perfectly with the falcon.
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clive64 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
hi and thankyou for the compliments,if i remember rightly i spent about 50 hours on this drawing
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harpyja Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, thats a lot of time. But the outcome is really beautiful!
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Tatan28 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
hermoso dibujo!
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clive64 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
muchas gracias
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DarkElektra Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
Great artwork! :clap:
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clive64 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks once again
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DarkElektra Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
:iconllamajumpplz::iconwelcomeplz:
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16sweety Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
love it.....
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clive64 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thankyou
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16sweety Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
ur welcome
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benneido Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
EPIC details...
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clive64 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks very much
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rieke-b Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You are so patient with pencils, it's unbelievable. All those feathers must have taken you a long time!
I really deserves to be published in a book. :) Keep up the great work!!
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clive64 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
they did indeed take a very long time to draw and i was delighted that the author chose this piece for his book as at the time i thought it one of my best pieces.
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Blue-heel Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful work, Clive.
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clive64 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thankyou prasad
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LostIdentity1110 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012   Traditional Artist
Very nice shading on this, you did a great job :]
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clive64 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
many thanks
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sarisfez Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
Amazing!! It is perfect!!!
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clive64 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thankyou very much
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ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love all the detail in the feathers!
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clive64 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks very much,i was so privileged to be able to get close to this amazing bird to capture all the details
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ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem!
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Earleywine Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful beautiful! I have a few of my works that are going to be published in an upcoming book of wildlife art as well. Very exciting :)
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clive64 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks pamela,congratulations on your upcoming published works,its a lovely feeling having your work chosen for a project and i hope it gets you plenty of exposure
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jimhill01 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! I am always inspired to work harder at doing better drawings when I look at your work.
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clive64 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thankyou jim,always nice to hear that your work is inspiring to others
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Nikkis-Art Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing, painstaking details...Great work!
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clive64 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks,as you can probably imagine it took some time to get it just right
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Mayeaux Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful details!:)
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clive64 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks isaac,i was lucky enough to spend some time observing this handsome chap and got plenty of reference to help me
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Mayeaux Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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Katarjana Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Student General Artist
I thought it was a photo. LAWL
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clive64 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks very much for the compliment
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sparrowsong83 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well done! Very beautiful!
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