View Full Version : Long tailed tit two ways

08-02-2013, 05:34 AM

I did a watercolour painting of a long tailed tit and posted it in the Dueling thread. However, I have now also done a pencil drawing from the same reference photo and it came out much better - I guess it just shows I need more practice with watercolours. Both below so you can compare yourself! Hope you like it.



08-02-2013, 07:56 AM
Incredible work.....I was expecting something else from the title....:cool:

08-02-2013, 08:14 AM
Thanks and :p :p :p

Next time I will paint a blue footed boobie ;)

08-02-2013, 08:34 AM
It's just beautiful! :cool:

08-02-2013, 09:31 AM
Really like' em both. Beautiful!!

08-03-2013, 11:55 AM
Well done, second one is wonderfully detailed. Great soft touch on feathers.

08-03-2013, 01:39 PM
I would say both paintings I love. They gave me different feel, I like the first one of it's cuteness and lovely expression. Like the softness and details on the second one. Great paintings

08-03-2013, 09:28 PM
Thank you all for your kind words! I really appreciate that, especially considering that I've seen some of your creations and they are great.

I want to draw/paint more animals and especially birds, but struggle with feathers and fur. I'm happy this appears to be a step in the right direction. And long tailed tits are just so impossibly cute it's hard not to paint them!

08-03-2013, 10:28 PM
They are both brilliant in there respective mediums, but for me I love the second one it is so lifelike, delicate and fluffy, amazing.

08-04-2013, 02:41 AM
Wonderful. Both are lovely. I do like the pencil one the most. Great work.

08-04-2013, 04:17 AM
The first one is my favourite , though both are real nice .

nice job.

08-04-2013, 04:52 AM
Great job! To OP's point I'm also interested to know if/how the digital version could be made to more closely resemble the pencil piece (although it definitely has a charm of its own...)

08-04-2013, 07:20 AM
Thanks :]

Saphire - I had several reference photos to help me to catch the fluffiness. It's definitely one of the better features of those little birds. They just look like little puffs of fluff.

Necroidus, those are both digital works, including the pencil one. I don't think there is a way to make watercolours resemble the pencil work and I don't think that's the point in using watercolours. I believe though that more skilled artists would do a better job at using watercolours.

08-04-2013, 08:04 AM
Both are sweet but love the second one :)