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Melencolia I Master Copy by banjodi
Melencolia I Master Copy
Back in March I started a side-by-side master copy of Albrecht Dürer's Melencolia I, one of my favorite works of art. I guess I wanted a challenge. The whole thing was done with a .3mm mechanical pencil, some calipers, and a lot of patience. ;)
Wood Pigeon at Sandringham by banjodi
Wood Pigeon at Sandringham
Spending half the year getting re-aquianted with oils resulted in this, a 16"x20" painting I did for my mom's birthday.  Kind of holiday colors, too, with the red and green. I'm loving working with a semi-limited palette, and the textures in this one were so much fun, all that chunky lichen on the branches. Looking forward to more paintings in the new year!
White-Breasted Nuthatch by banjodi
White-Breasted Nuthatch
My hope is to eventually paint a lot of our backyard birds here.  These little fellows go down the trees head-first, merp-merping all the way.

9"x12", oils on MDF panel.
The End of Summer by banjodi
The End of Summer
Haven't posted here in a while because I spent the summer experimenting a lot, and ended up painting birds. This is a European Robin on some elderberries, inspired by a trip to England this past fall.  It's been great getting back to oils again. 

Prints and things are available at Society 6:
Oct 14, 2015
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Diane Kraus
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clarinet7 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice name change, my friend.
Vinny-Lloyd Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015   Digital Artist
Thank you for your tutorials!! Heart - Free 
brothertimothy Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015  Professional General Artist
Your tutorials are so very helpful; thank you so much!
Orphydian Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist………………………



I would love to feature the above works in my freshly opened group. Its specialised on high detailed historical/fantasy military illustrations and it will host only the finest deviations and will gather some of the most talented artists.


I sent the requests. You have to confirm them.

You should also consider joining. Join requests are autoaproved.

Im coming here from your other deviant art account where I see there is othere superb painting…

Can you upload that here and submit it to my group ! (and pls set the display in a higher resolution not like in the previous)

Im aslo interested in thse two but before I can feature them I have to ask you some favors:

This one has to be significantly croped the blank areas from top and bottom for a better focus on the actual drawing:…

Can you upload a bigger resolution for this?:…
banjodi Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey, thanks!  And sure thing, let me see what I can do with those last three. I'm not sure if I've got a better image of the NF-104 but I'll see if Photoshop can't work some magic. ;)

Thanks for tracking me down through various accounts!  I keep meaning to get back to airplanes...
Orphydian Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
terrific! I wish all members here would be soo cooperant. 

Really wait for some other airplane art. I guess your skills have improved  alot from back then.
ThatWhiteFox Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Sorry for the late watch - thank you so much for the watch. You're a fantastic artist and instructor!
rrrachelllynnn Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YESS! I am so glad I found you! Your work is so helpful and straight to the point! Beautiful stuff! Thank you so much for gracing dA with your talents!!!
banjodi Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
You're so welcome! =D  Thank you so much for your kind comments!
digitalpenblade Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
First , you like Doctor Who and you own the Fourth's scarf which makes you in my book , an incredible person of such distinction and taste !! Second, I love your work , Awesome ! Thank you for posting !! 
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