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« on: March 03, 2014 09:26:02 PM »

This book was inspired by the word "nidificate" which means to build a nest. I painted seven different watercolor images to illustrate a variety of species and nest-building techniques. The book has a hard cover covered in book cloth. There is a small image on the front of a nest with three eggs.

A scanned image of my favorite painting before it was folded and assembled into the book:


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The star structure revealed:


A WIP shot showing a mock-up of the structure along with initial pencil under-drawings:

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« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2014 10:24:43 PM »

I love it! Bird books are some of my favourite things Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2014 10:26:38 PM »

Awww thanks! I'm a bit of a bird nut too. Wink
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« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2014 02:26:50 AM »

Absolutely beautiful! All the birds look so true to life.  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2014 03:29:43 AM »

This is very impressive, I love it!
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« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2014 07:54:18 AM »

Congratulations! This has been chosen as a Featured ProjectSmiley
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« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2014 09:32:25 AM »

Beautiful!
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« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2014 01:07:04 AM »

Gorgeous, very talented.
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« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2014 06:50:50 PM »

gosh, I love this!  I received an awesome book of birds from knickertwist and am in love with bird images even more...those are lovely and I like how it is folded....
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« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2014 11:08:16 AM »

gosh, I love this!  I received an awesome book of birds from knickertwist and am in love with bird images even more...those are lovely and I like how it is folded....

Thank you AIMR. I love the accordion fold. I've made a few books with this structure. What bird book did you receive?
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