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PICASO41
10-25-2011, 12:09 AM
Looks like our feathered friend is getting into the spirit of the season.

Watercolor, pencil and a little splatter stencil

Enjoy and thank you

Mike :)

gxhpainter2
10-25-2011, 03:38 AM
clever image and well done... I like the splatter textures just enough and great color contrast with the yellow green of the Parakeet with the scarlet of the leaf...:):)

carlcath
10-25-2011, 05:32 AM
I agree with ghxppainter, nice color combo. did you intend to cut off the tail?
Carl

coops
10-25-2011, 05:44 AM
What a cute little fellow and so well painted, well done:)

Chaos79
10-25-2011, 07:28 AM
Nice use of the splatter texture. I agreed with gxhpainter and caricath, the color is really nice.

Evil Robot
10-28-2011, 07:30 AM
I just love this image. Your use of the pencil and water color tool worked great with this image.

Caesar
10-28-2011, 10:27 PM
What a lovely illustration!

barnburner
10-29-2011, 12:33 AM
This is really great. Love the colors! :):):)

justjean
10-29-2011, 05:43 AM
Wonderful scene and great work with the splatter :):)

Steve B
10-29-2011, 06:55 AM
I agree. The muted use of color here really mimics realworld watercolors very well. I often find digital watercolors too saturated. The use of the pencil is also nice. Fresh, quick lines give it a looseness and flow that's nice-- I particulalry like the the sketchlines on the back and tail of the bird to add a bit of shadow/depth. I also like the use of the splatter stencil. I particularly like how you kept it (mostly) "within the lines"- a technique one might use with natural media to add a bit of random texture to an object, rather than just splattering it all around.

It's really very successful, IMO. If I was going to nitpick, it'd be nice to see the bird and/or leaf grounded, with some shadow work or a ground plane of some sort. But that's really quibbling. You didn't include it, so it's hard to critique it. ;P

Thanks for sharing. Fun to see, and ponder how I might use what you're doing here.

mannafig
10-29-2011, 08:54 AM
I love it:):)