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Old 5th August 2011, 08:00 PM
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No, I'm an art teacher.
Not bad !!! You have a deep knowledge about animals I wonder how come you even discuss about the prehistoric animals . Good
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Old 5th August 2011, 08:16 PM
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Not bad !!! You have a deep knowledge about animals I wonder how come you even discuss about the prehistoric animals . Good
Well, because we have lots of books in Canada. And I'm one of the (too) few who take profit of that privilege.

Besides, when you draw something, you need to know well you subject to represent it properly. You can see, by their works, the illustrators and aritsts who know about their subjects and see the difference with those who don't. When you see a horse with no femurs, too many articulations or its ears right above its eyes, you immediately can tell that artist never EVER took the time to observe a real horse! Or even any vertebrate animal at all!Because someone who knows animals, also knows all species belonging to a single phylum have the same body organizations. Brittle stars and urchins have similar segments, spiders and crustaceans all have articulated legs and bears have the very same skeletton as a crow, a human, a horse or a whale. When you understand that... you can draw any form of life you want.
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Old 5th August 2011, 08:35 PM
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Well, because we have lots of books in Canada. And I'm one of the (too) few who take profit of that privilege.

Besides, when you draw something, you need to know well you subject to represent it properly. You can see, by their works, the illustrators and aritsts who know about their subjects and see the difference with those who don't. When you see a horse with no femurs, too many articulations or its ears right above its eyes, you immediately can tell that artist never EVER took the time to observe a real horse! Or even any vertebrate animal at all!Because someone who knows animals, also knows all species belonging to a single phylum have the same body organizations. Brittle stars and urchins have similar segments, spiders and crustaceans all have articulated legs and bears have the very same skeletton as a crow, a human, a horse or a whale. When you understand that... you can draw any form of life you want.
Absolutely !!! I myself , am a caricaturist of animals , water color painter - of fantasy oriented and animal related subjects . I let my imagination stretch to the extent possible and as u correctly said , my years of observation on animals and surroundings , being a medical guy etc. all help me horn my skills of flawless sketching and drawing out of pure imagination . Also , these interests help me acquire more and more knowledge about animals .
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Old 6th August 2011, 07:13 PM
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You'll have to show us your works someday.

Anyway, I still think it's weird no company whatsoever who represented peacocks (neither Schleich, nor Safari ltd; not even Playmobil) never thought of representing a single peahen. If a peahen arrives on the market one day, I don't think I'm gonna believe it.

Many other birds never got the chance to be represented as a plastic/vinyl toy: Blue Jay, Roller (neither european nor indian), Cockatiel, Spix Macaw, Tangara, Green Peacock, Congo Peacock, Elliott Pheasant, Silver Pheasant, Argus, Albatros (any species), Australian Blue Penguin, Grey Patridge, Red Partridge, Guinea Hen, Whooping Crane, Passenger Pigeon (yes, an extinct one, why not?), Rock pigeon (a common bird like that still ignored), Black-collered Swan, Turaco... the list is long!
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...we have lots of books in Canada. And I'm one of the (too) few who take profit of that privilege.
Well, it seems to be a common problem for all the more or less developed countries today...
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Well, it seems to be a common problem for all the more or less developed countries today...
Hey Kirill , where were u buddy all these days ? Long time since ...!!!

I must admitt Valerie' s point and ur's , as most of the people lost the habit of reading books nowadays . The world has gone into all mechanical activities - PS , electronic gizmos , video games , net surfing .....sighhhhhh

Huge lot of wonderfully illustrated books on wild life are to be explored .
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Hey Kirill , where were u buddy all these days ? Long time since ...!!!

I must admitt Valerie' s point and ur's , as most of the people lost the habit of reading books nowadays . The world has gone into all mechanical activities - PS , electronic gizmos , video games , net surfing .....sighhhhhh

Huge lot of wonderfully illustrated books on wild life are to be explored .
Well, I do surf on the net: it's the net I use to discuss with you guys!
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Flamingos look better in a flock! Thatís why I bought four of them, and they became a real highlight of my Africa shelf:


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The giraffe is at danger with that crocodile near it! Unless the scene we see is a giraffe biting the croc's tail. No wonder the reptile is screaming!
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Old 16th November 2011, 07:25 PM
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Unless the scene we see is a giraffe biting the croc's tail. No wonder the reptile is screaming!
yeah! Lack of space on my shelves results in funny situations like this one... :)
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