View Full Version : New sketch.

02-19-2010, 10:50 AM
I was inspired by a pose that I saw via wikipedia, by way of Archibald Thornburn, I'm sure most have seen the original.

Here's my take on it:

If you've seen any of my other stuff, you'll know how tough it was for me to keep it simple and stylized. Done with pen and markers on letter size paper, i.e. nothing special.

02-19-2010, 10:50 AM
NIce job Jeff,,

02-19-2010, 10:55 AM
very nice indeed!!!

Flatwater Falconer
02-19-2010, 10:56 AM
I like your style Jeff. Cool portrayal. What media did you use? Just pens and markers?

I like to work in pastels mostly when doing BOPs. The dusty chalk seems to lend itself to the dusty feathers.

02-19-2010, 11:14 AM
Thanks everyone. Yes, just markers and pens.

Darnit, just realized that he's got five toes. frus)
I'll just the indication of another foot I guess.

02-19-2010, 11:20 AM
Who cares if he has 5 toes, he is still mega cool.

02-19-2010, 11:40 AM
Real cool. I like it. Got any other stuff you could show us?

02-19-2010, 11:58 AM
Real cool. I like it. Got any other stuff you could show us?

I've posted a few things here, but none are in the same style.

Here are some of my other posts so that you don't have to search:

You can also see others on my website: www.locallywild.com (http://www.locallywild.com)

Flatwater Falconer
02-19-2010, 12:21 PM
Now how on earth did you draw in five toes? Since you brought it up Jeff, I just have to ask . . .:D

02-19-2010, 12:30 PM
Now how on earth did you draw in five toes? Since you brought it up Jeff, I just have to ask . . .:D

I will go with the classic " I was in the moment" answer to that one. I guess the toes that is curled back didn't register with my brain and I just kept going.

Flatwater Falconer
02-19-2010, 12:37 PM
That's reminiscent of me asking my father how many toes a red-tail has. He began bird watching, photography, and oological pursuits when he was about ten. Yet at age 70 he could not tell me with certainty the answer to that question. I had to show him my bird.

02-19-2010, 01:02 PM
Jeff, as usual, very nice. and you know that i am a sucker for a Goshawk. i picked up on the extra toe and you beat me to it. to me it looks almost comic book character like, if that makes sense. either way, i like it. i have a couple of Jeff's pieces and can assure you all that if any of you were to buy one, it would be just as impressive, if not more so, in person than what your able to take from it on the web.

02-23-2010, 01:03 PM
ok, I fixed it so that he no longer has extra toes:


Also, I was requested by a member here to do an Aplomado in the same style (which is still new to me/being developed), so here is how that came out:


02-23-2010, 01:18 PM
They look great. You should do a whole series of different birds.

Got em done yet? LOL

02-23-2010, 02:16 PM
Very nice Jeff, great job. Maybe in the future, I will have the "extra funds" to have you make me one......

Once again, great job, you have loads and loads of talent. I always wished I could draw like that. Just wasnt blessed with your talent..lol

02-24-2010, 05:03 PM
a couple more:


The Peregrine looks much better in person.

02-24-2010, 05:15 PM
Jeff you have a unique style,, very nice.

06-18-2010, 05:18 PM
Got a couple more done.



I am thinking about setting up a series "North American Species of Interest" and showing it somewhere, maybe even selling prints.


06-18-2010, 07:12 PM
thumbsuppgreat job as usual Jeff

06-18-2010, 07:45 PM

06-18-2010, 07:52 PM
really nice Jeff! It would awesome if you could have them printed onto vinyl, I'd buy a few for sure.