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Above is the painting and the drawing of a piece that's been long in the planning, about a year in fact.
Below is a doodle I did about a year ago for a piece that I wanted to do but after a few false-starts, never made it. I shelved it and pulled the idea out about a week ago. I'm pleased with where things are headed with this.
The idea started about a year ago, and so I checked the archive of September 2005 to see what I had said about it just in case there was something incredibly insightful that must needs be repeated. But there was nothing. However, September 2005 was a fantastic month for blogging: many watercolors and other treasures, as well as some birds.
Check it out: September 2005 Archive
Also, my entry for S.I. 48 last year, which was full of birds as well and sadly, rejected.
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