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Tony867
11-14-2011, 08:45 AM
This male great spotted woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) is a frequent visitor to my garden. I photographed the bird earlier this year using a Sony DSLR and 500mm lens, and have used the photo as my reference.

The bird is painted with chalk and a small amount of pencil, whilst the background is a 'fill' and some air brush.

coops
11-14-2011, 09:17 AM
Wish I had spotted it in my garden, great painting Tony:)

gxhpainter2
11-14-2011, 09:39 AM
Tony.... beautiful work...the chalk gives the feathers a nice light quality. a spectacular bird sighting..:):):cool:

Saphire
11-14-2011, 12:15 PM
Excellent painting, nice detail in the feathers.

Caesar
11-14-2011, 11:41 PM
The chalk softness is so appropriate on this little bird! Bravo!

limey-g
11-15-2011, 02:45 AM
Nice job Tony I see you are becoming a chalk man like myself.
Love it.
Geoff

kenmo
11-15-2011, 03:15 AM
Very nicely done....:):):):)

Tony867
11-16-2011, 12:04 PM
Katie, Gary, Christine, Caesar, Geoff and kenmo, many thanks for viewing and commenting.

Geoff, I don't know why but I feel that chalk is one of the most versatile of all of the mediums represented in ArtRage.

justjean
11-16-2011, 01:20 PM
Tony, the woodpecker is beautiful , I have some around my house but they are small ones :)

Tonyjazz
11-16-2011, 02:28 PM
Great job on composition, out of focus BG, and palette! Well done! TJ

Tony867
11-16-2011, 09:16 PM
Many thanks to JJean and TonyJ.