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07-25-2013, 06:22 PM
I'm giving everybody the bird. Actually it's my first bird. The clouds were a last minute idea, the plain sky looked boring.

07-25-2013, 11:36 PM
Top notch work.....

D Akey
07-26-2013, 04:39 AM
mamamamamamapapa ooh mao mao, ma papa ooh mao mao. . .
a bird is a word. . . or can be, in a very Magritte inspired way.

But it can also be a painting of a bird, rather than a real bird.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1067&bih=511&q=magritte+pipe&oq=magritte+pipe&gs_l=img.3..0l2j0i5l3j0i24l4.2556.9598.0.10032.19. .2.17.1267.JxY1veN2YJw

Love it. The cloud is a good idea to fill the space. You could perhaps design the cloud shape in a way to work the composition and feature the bird as if against an organic background vignette kind of thing.

But this is really good! Outstanding detail. Gotta love wings. They're incredibly beautiful in most all creatures.

Oh, and a little cheat perhaps, not having seen the source photo, but you might want to put in a subtle little dot for a highlight in the eye to make it feel glassy.

07-26-2013, 05:30 AM
Yeah, the cloud is poorly done and there is way too much open sky. I originally just put the blue layer there as a background so I could see the lighter colors then decided it would have made a good sky. I've been just concentrating on drawing only the main object, I guess it's time to start paying more attention to backgrounds.

07-26-2013, 06:55 AM
I like it very nicely done.

07-26-2013, 12:21 PM
Thanks. I see a few mistakes in it but it's a learning experience.

07-26-2013, 03:59 PM
I bump mapped it, interesting effect.

07-26-2013, 05:12 PM
Pretty darn good.

07-27-2013, 02:31 AM
Like every drawing, it was practice for the next one. I'm pretty happy with it except for a few mistakes.

07-27-2013, 04:24 AM
Nice birdie.

07-27-2013, 08:19 AM
It's not so nice, it's pic is in post offices all over the country. It's wanted for pecking old folks, stealing cookies from babies, and dropping bombs in ladies hair. Should be considered armed and dangerous.

07-27-2013, 10:22 AM
Great job, like them both

07-28-2013, 11:01 PM
What a pretty bird!

07-29-2013, 10:05 AM
Thanks, there are mistakes but I'm learning quickly, I hope.

07-29-2013, 11:56 PM
This is so lovely and gave a great reminder of the early summer. I watched a pair of these birds build a nest, hatch their little ones and see them all feed in my garden. I hope you dont mind me showing you a not so clear photo of the little ones in my garden. Once again great paintings.:)76403