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12-31-2009, 05:07 PM
Another one surviving the WIP section. The blue in these birds is almost unnatural. Thanks for checking it out!:)

12-31-2009, 05:10 PM
Gorgeous sketch... the feathers are amazingly well done... love the macro effect of the background :):)

12-31-2009, 05:12 PM
Thanks Juz! Had to put that blur tool to work!:)

12-31-2009, 05:55 PM
Excellent work again!! I've been following the WIP.Interesting bird and colors.Don't see any birds of this type in my area.Mostly BlueJays.Well done.

12-31-2009, 06:42 PM
Excellent painting, Sketch. Did you use the fur brush for the blue feather. Beautiful bird and that blue color. :)

12-31-2009, 10:14 PM
Hang on a minute....I need to catch my breath!!!! Oh my, oh my....OH MY!!!! You talked about my painting, Sketch...!!

When I saw your WIP, I knew this was going to be a real beaut but when I opened this thread, I still wasn't prepared for this stunning piece and the beauty and realism of it simply took my breath away.... <as I am on my knees bowing to the master>!

Like Juz, I love that blurred (macro) effect on the background...it really helps bring the bird closer to one's eye.

12-31-2009, 10:24 PM
Wow that's a beaut mate.... Wow again! That splash of light is fantastic and really makes it pop out at you.

12-31-2009, 10:40 PM
Beautiful painting Sketch and I love the blues:)

12-31-2009, 11:32 PM
Sketch I followed the progress of your technique in this Steller's Jay. The end result is fantastic. Another brilliant painting of yours.

12-31-2009, 11:36 PM
Awesome!! :D I love it! Lovely coloring!

01-01-2010, 04:01 AM
Yes, the colors of these birds are truly amazing. What intrigues me most is how they know each other and know each other's sounds. Bird lover here, and I love your painting Eddie. It is brilliant and a masterpiece!:)

01-01-2010, 05:15 AM
Brilliant painting! Very well done Sketch !!!:eek::p Happy new Year!!!

01-01-2010, 05:18 AM
Hi Eddie, and Happy New Year.

The painting is out of this world good. I enjoyed following in the wip where from the get-go it was clear you had another masterpiece on your hands. The post here bares it out. The color, the work on the feathers, his posture - it's all beautiful. Even the branch he sits on is spot on. And great use of that blur blender, the depth you achieve sets the bird off magically. Great painting to wrap up 2009 and usher in 2010. :):):):):)

L Skylar Brown
01-01-2010, 06:35 AM
An Exceptionally Excellent piece.

Brent Lowrie
01-01-2010, 08:05 AM
Very nice work! I love the rim light on the beak. Nice touch. Feature work is effective as well. Cheers!


01-01-2010, 08:18 AM
Hey Sketch- Nice bird. One of my favorite birds. We have them in Oregon/Washington as well. I like your focal depth effect.

01-01-2010, 08:21 AM
Wow, what a beautiful painting sketch. I like your profile pic too. :)

01-01-2010, 03:14 PM
Thank you Marty:D, Pai (the feathers were done with just the crayon tool on a very small size):), Eileen (you are to nice to me!):), Neil:D, Katie:), Saddy:D, Sandra:), Belvrog:D, Byron (here and in the WIP section):), LSB:D, Brent:), Fashmir:D, and Evart:)!!!

01-04-2010, 02:33 AM

I have searched for the way to paint feather and found this picture. It took my breath away. Incredible and wonderful job!

01-04-2010, 06:25 AM
Great surprise!

01-04-2010, 07:39 AM
Gorgeous work Sketch:D:D I really love those feathers:eek::):)

01-04-2010, 05:35 PM
Thank you Jasminek :D! There are thousands of different styles to choose from when painting wildlife, fur or feathers. Each unique and interesting. I mess around with different tools on different settings quite a bit until I get a satisfactory result. My favorite is the crayon tool... I used it on the feathers on this bird. "The fun of digital art...eh"!

Thanks for checking it out iceaxe:D

Thank you Bumble! I was thinking about you as I started on that branch and was a little happy it was just a branch and not an entire tree trunk like the one you tackled in your squirrel painting (which turned out fantastic!) Thank you for checking it out!:D

01-04-2010, 10:31 PM
Wow that's good! :eek:

01-05-2010, 01:05 AM
Outstanding work. It has all my favourite colors too:D

01-05-2010, 02:53 PM
Robert, thank you for the comment!:)

4sk0, thank you for the comment!:) That is really cool color blue they have!

Brent Lowrie
01-12-2010, 11:33 AM
Turned out great! Good work.

01-12-2010, 12:45 PM
Thanks for the comment Brent!:D

01-12-2010, 09:47 PM
It's a superlative painting, but it's not that surprising to look at another marvel being You the author, dear friend! ;):):):)