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Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Alpha Challenge - E for Eagle


 



Today brings you the letter E...  It's the Craft Barn's Alpha Challenge again.








Still loving this challenge :)

I used white acrylic paint watered down slightly as a light base.  Then I used a combination of drawing pencils, blendable coloured pencils and watercolour pencils.  I've found that just going for it without thinking too much helps me... if I think I get nervous about going wrong.




It took me ages to find a photo of an egg but then, bingo, a picture and all this information about the eggs and nest and well, I'd just forget it if I didn't write it down, so on it went!  I drew the egg to scale (ish... but shush, ;) don't tell anyone it's a couple of mm out!!) filled it in with acrylic and roughed up the surface to give it a texture.


 
 
I've decided I need to get better at feet and claws... I've started another C page for claws so I can get some extra practice through the year!


I've been looking through some of the tricky letters trying to work out what I will choose when they come around.  Is that cheating?!  I think on a couple of letters I might have to use artistic license to keep to my animal world theme!


Thanks for stopping by!




21 comments:

  1. Laura, WOW! That is fab. Love the textured egg, but the bird is really great.

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  2. Love it Laura! your bird is wonderful x

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  3. Fabulous Eagle Laura love your page!

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  4. Visiting from the Alpha Challenge - this is a wonderful page. Great choice of word too. The eagle is such a majestic bird.
    I don't think you'll need to use too much license, there's a creature for every letter of the alphabet. Check this out, http://a-z-animals.com/animals/pictures/ Good luck, :0) Mo

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    1. Awesome Mo, thank you. That won't be the problem though, it's the dictionary - let's just say it's missing more than a few words I would expect to see! It's quite old - I'm also learning new words though so I shouldn't complain! :)

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  5. Wow - this is awesome :)
    *Hugs, Inger*

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  6. Lovely your eagle is gorgeous

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  7. I have so much admiration for those who are drawing as part of the challenge. What a skilful page.

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  8. Well I can't draw at all, so your Eagle looks awesome to me! Great pages!

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  9. Wonderful drawing and a great word to chose

    Love Chrissie xx

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  10. Oh Laura....yet another incredible piece of artwork! Its stuning!!! Thank you for joining us again at The Craft Barn. I am looking forward to seeing what you do next! Especially as I know the next letter hahaha! Don't worry, its an easy one for you xxx

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  11. Fantastic drawing, great job on the eye. Love your page (and love eagles)
    Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn
    Izzy

    And thanks for your comment on my blog ;)

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  12. Fabulous page for eagle and egg. Great drawing and love the texture on the egg.

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  13. Wow...your eagle is amazing...wonderful drawing...and loving the texture of your egg! Fab pages x

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  14. This is stunning - such great drawing of the eagle and textured egg!

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  15. Wonderful eagle! Great drawing

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  16. Lovely entry - gorgeous eagle!Wow!!!

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  17. Wow, that's a breathtaking page, wonderful painting.

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  18. What a beautiful and oh so original page Laura, I love it. Your drawing is stunning my lovely, you should feel very proud sweetie.
    Hugs x

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  19. This is beautiful! I love your eagle!!

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  20. More stunning work, love the bird, egg and the info.

    Sylv xx

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