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    love-bird life drawings

    a friend of mine and i just had a short life drawing session with his two love-birds.
    we both were working with ink and brush (was his first try at ink/brush).
    it was quite a hard time as the two suckers were damn hard to spot in certain poses. they're flying free in his room, that didn't make it easier, too.
    on the other hand, WHEN we were able to spot a clear pose for sketching away, it was always the same.

    he promised me that he'll register here and post his attempts, too.

    here are mine:

    love-bird life drawings
    - no. 1 - tiny sketches. every bird is about 1-2 inches -

    love-bird life drawings
    - one inbetween bird. i started warming up with my brush and became more confident with the birds' shape. size: ~3-4" -

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    - no. 3 - more elaborate bird, also around 4" and two heads -

    all were done with a #2 synthetic bristle brush.

    little goodie that wa son the page with the first doodles:
    love-bird life drawings
    a lil' cockroach. pencil and overworked with pigment inkpens 0.2mm, 0.5mm and 0.7mm. not from life, of course

    critics and comments highly appreciated.

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    lovely, sir!
    Looks like I have to get myself an ink brush!
    Well... at least you had fun right?

    Oblio

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    yeah great fun.. this fuckin birds wont sit still, or as geki said always idle in the same pose on their branch

    well as geki already said it was my first try with ink&brush. i'm better with pencil atm so i made some pencil ones just some minutes ago.

    first one ever:
    love-bird life drawings

    second with a steel torso :
    love-bird life drawings

    some crap inbetween:
    love-bird life drawings

    now pencil (hb):
    love-bird life drawings
    not that good imho.

    best i think, pencil (7b):
    love-bird life drawings

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    ah i forgot..
    how to choose my avatar?

    edit: found

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    Wait, WAIT 0 I have done some too

    This is my brother's parrot - caged -easier job then you had guys.

    My first ever - (boy I’m glad to post new stuff)
    love-bird life drawings

    And some more!
    love-bird life drawings

    Please... tell me what you think. These are my first life drawings (except sp's) so... i NEED the crit! :fruit:

    [edit] - bad spelling :mad:

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    nice linework.. fits the german name which would be translated as "wave bird"

    i see you and geki have much more practise on using ink&brush. keep on drawing, they're fine.

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    Cool

    gekitsu - very stylized (?) and Asian looking approach - but well done!

    ACID - I'm also struggling with these pen-brushes, just keep practising (as I will).

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    Talking Oh no...

    I don't have a inkbrush yet! It's a simple pen and a black marker!
    I plan to get that Kamey brush El Coro was talking about - but first I have to learn to draw.
    The parrot is called "wave bird"? Maybe becouse it flies so desperately in waves?

    Oblio

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    cool

    Great work,truthfuly when I read bird drawings I was like ...what? I the drawings are pretty intersting I like the shape of the bird. so I to will draw birds , or give it a try.

    Thanks Dude

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    wow, loads of replies

    oblio: i especially like the second one you posted. it's looking so spontaneously in the drawing... some scribbly fine lines and some blotches of black in the tail.
    i didn't post my very first attempts... i had lots of trouble finding into the birds' shape, proportions and such...
    i don't do very much life drawing, too. because i can't find a decent life drawing course around here
    so i have to sketch people in my lunch break (30 minutes... and i have to eat) or draw pets.
    i also plan about getting a brush pen, oblio. brushes are so much more responsive (word?) than pens, pigment inkpens and such... but one can't sketch away in the lunch break with a brush
    i plan on getting a cheaper one first and try to work with that as long as i reach the point i can say it's the material that is hindering progress. then, i'll head for the kaimei

    re "wave bird" i always thought it was because of that wavey pattern the males have on their heads?

    birgit: it wasn't a brush pen used... a poopy normal default brush. even a cheap synthetic brand.
    davinci nova synthetics series 1570 size 2 if you want to know. it's 2.25€
    i still prefer these over kolinsky wich in my opinion is overpriced and hair does split after a while. i like synth handling better, too.

    elwood: all i can say about bird draings is to browse coro's sketchbook posts in the sketchbook forum. there he has one absolutely great bird painting. look at this, it's stunning!

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    Re: Oh no...

    Originally posted by Oblio
    I don't have a inkbrush yet! It's a simple pen and a black marker!
    I plan to get that Kamey brush El Coro was talking about - but first I have to learn to draw.

    Oblio
    Your talking about that $60,- one right?

    If I were you Id start out simple and cheaper....
    Personally I use a black Pentel Color Brush, it looks exactly like that cheaper one in El Coro's demo.... You can do real thick and real thin lines with it.... That is when you got used to the way a brush "works"....

    I'm gonna get me one of those $60,- ones to anytime soon though ....

    Seeya.

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    wietse, do you have any tech specs and brand/name/etc... information available?

    something to tell the girl at my local art store to further investigate and order me one.
    that'd be nice.

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    cool thread ...i love pen and ink!

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    @gekitsu: wave bird is because of the lines on their heads and wings.. right, but all do have these lines, except the ones who have another feather color.. there are completely white birds without any wave-lines on em.

    you thought males only have theses lines because my female bird doesnt have them

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    Originally posted by gekitsu
    wietse, do you have any tech specs and brand/name/etc... information available?

    something to tell the girl at my local art store to further investigate and order me one.
    that'd be nice.
    The Pentel brush I was talking about is simply called "Pentel Color Brush" (Number 101, black.).

    I tried looking for it on the Pentel homepage www.pentel.com , but apareantly it is a product of their Japanese devision, and their Japanese homepage is in eh.... Japanese ....

    I did find the adres of the German importer for Pentel however, this is the adressentel GmbH
    _____Lademannbogen 143, 22339, Hamburg, GERMANY
    _____Tel: (040) 538-0910 ___Fax: (040) 538-5587.

    Give them a call, I am sure they can help you out....

    The expensive $60 brush is for sale at Daniel Smiths Online Artsuplies RIPOFF:barfing: !!!!

    Goto The Homepage , check the online shopping section and look for "Sumi"....

    I'm gonna find me out more about this Sumi thing, really, there has got to be a cheaper alternative ....

    Hope to have been of any use.

    Seeya.

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    thank you, thank you, thank you!
    wietse, you just made my day

    weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee :chug:

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    gekitsu - I also got the Pentel ink brushes. My mum ordered them from Tube, Düsseldorf (they don't have a web address but I can PM you the address if you want, they've also got reasonably priced sketchbooks and Bristol pads) and I think Boesner has them, too.

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    Heheheheh:afro1: .... All of this talking about brushes really makes me wanna spend some money at the artsoplies shop this week.... Wietse = bigspender :pimp: ....

    Seeya.

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    i'll come back on that, birgit thank you very much.
    i'll call the adress wietse gave me firsat as it seems to be the "official" way.

    wietse: yeah, fresh tools is always fun

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