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03-15-2014, 01:29 PM
Hi all.
I have little time with Artage Ipad.
A little bird (Carduelis carduelis).
I used various brushes: watercolor + pastel + Airbush ...
5 Hrs.


03-15-2014, 02:54 PM
Welcome Ostogar! What a beautiful painting for your first post. Pert, bright eyed and some wonderful watercolour effects. So well done. :cool:

D Akey
03-15-2014, 03:55 PM
Yeowza! I bet you're a whiz with gouache too. . . The deliberate marks that make up this piece show great familiarity with painting birds, unless I'm mighty mistaken. . . and probably expert at painting lots of other stuff as well. Super color, super variety, really descriptive. Welcome indeed.

03-15-2014, 06:31 PM
Very nicely done!

03-17-2014, 01:26 AM
A wonderful painting of a beautiful bird

03-17-2014, 07:46 AM
Masterfully painted :cool:

Marilyn Anne
03-17-2014, 11:07 AM
Beautifully and delicately painted.

03-17-2014, 02:17 PM
Thanks for your comments.
I'm reading the entries in this forum and learning from you. I'm seeing really wonderful images.

Another little bird I've done with Artrage Ipad. (Poecile palustris)


D Akey
03-17-2014, 06:23 PM
You sure know how to use color accents! And you have a great, controlled brush vocabulary. Another super painting.

03-17-2014, 09:59 PM
Welcome! Fantastic ornitological paintings!

03-18-2014, 01:04 AM
Beautiful colours, beautiful paintings and beautiful birds. Well done:)

03-18-2014, 09:10 AM
Aww, so soft of the feathers you have painted. Very delicated works. Beautiful. :D

03-25-2014, 07:40 AM
A new bird from a Internet image.
Artrage Ipad + Adonit Jot Pro (+ finishing touches with another app)


Victor Osaka
03-25-2014, 08:56 AM
Very cool. iPad. Amazing.

03-25-2014, 09:46 AM
Last one is very very good. You have talent :cool::cool::cool:

D Akey
03-25-2014, 10:01 AM
I'll mention it because few others may, but those backgrounds are perfect for these kinds of illustrations. Great birds.

Marilyn Anne
03-25-2014, 04:16 PM
Very natural looking.

03-25-2014, 10:34 PM
Here's a quite comfortable and marvellous birdwatching! You are excellent at these natural and wild life painting. Lovely and very professional outcomes. Perfect I'd say.

03-26-2014, 03:37 AM
Love your birds, so beautiful

03-26-2014, 05:21 AM
wow, these are fantastic painting, so life like and the soft colored backgrounds make each bird stand out from the page... master works both of them.:cool::cool:

03-26-2014, 09:46 AM
WOW These are gorgeous.

Victor Osaka
03-26-2014, 11:28 AM
Man, those birds are awesome. They exhibit such life. And the accuracy... really cool.

03-26-2014, 12:35 PM
hello Victor, I really like your bird paintings. Each bird has it's own character that you have painted it out. So alive. Beautiful, soft and detailted art works :)

03-27-2014, 07:35 AM
nice to see you Ostogar
your work is worthy of praise
i subscribed to this thread ... i hope you extend this beautiful bird collection
i like oriole

03-27-2014, 08:18 AM
Thanks to alls.

I started painting small birds with Artage ipad as an exercise of precision, working the detail, exercicing the hand. I've painted a few, only birds that I recognize in my area, from pictures on the net. No oriole, but add it to the list...

03-29-2014, 11:27 AM
Really beautiful and well made these birds. A precise and detailed work but not aseptic like any ornithological illustrations.:)

03-29-2014, 11:45 AM
Fantastic birds collection i like very much

03-29-2014, 09:17 PM
Me too I love these birds - birds and watercolour - wonderful combination.

03-30-2014, 12:19 AM
Thanks to all.

A very common and urban bird. (Sparrow, gorrión, txolarrea ...)
This bird is not particularly beautiful and the artistic result is not spectacular in terms of color, but lives very close to us and is entitled to be painted.

Artrage Ipad + Adonit Jot Pro (+ finishing touches with another app).


03-30-2014, 08:42 AM
I love sparrows ('spriggys' we call them!) and I think they deserve to be painted as well. They are around our house at the moment feeding on seed plants, and I was looking out through the window at them only yesterday wondering how to photograph them for a drawing or two.

Your little bird is very well done. I would maybe crisp up his edges a bit?

03-30-2014, 09:28 AM
Another beauty, but I'm waiting for my favorite bird, the "gazza ladra" :cool:

04-03-2014, 08:59 AM
Working on this rainy afternoon...
Andrea MG: Is this a "Gazza ladra"?

ArtrRage Ipad


04-03-2014, 09:02 AM
Wonderful paintings of the lovely birds

04-03-2014, 09:32 AM
She sure is! Thanks!!!!!!!!! What a wonderful painting! You captured her so well! So many of them when I lived in the countryside. This is going on my desktop at work tomorrow morning X)

D Akey
04-03-2014, 10:54 AM
Remarkable painting. You sure have found your perfect niche. Brilliant birds. Well done you!

04-03-2014, 01:30 PM
Excellent all! If you're of a mind a scarlet tanager (rare but occasional here) would be appreciated. A cardinal is also an obvious target. You do a wonderful (and by that I mean full of wonder) image of birds.

04-03-2014, 09:37 PM
Exquisite new additions! Gazza ladra! Were You listening to Rossini's opera?

06-17-2014, 08:14 PM
Pyrrhula pyrrhula. Bullfinch (female). Gailupa (emea). Camachuelo (hembra). Bouvreuil (femelle)....

Ipad ArtRage: Watercolor "dry on wet", airbrush, palette knife... 6 hours.


06-18-2014, 12:39 AM

06-18-2014, 12:42 AM
Lovely birds, and great use of the ipad, its something I'm looking into a little more now.

06-18-2014, 03:21 AM
this is a remarkable thread, the bird paintings are amazing in detail and implied details.. but the beautiful backgrounds support each ones posing, its as if we could secretly sneak up and get really close to see them... fantastic!..:):):):cool::cool::cool:

D Akey
06-18-2014, 07:50 AM
This last one looks like it's saying, "Right, let's fly some. Come on!" Inviting notion.

Another really good painting. :):):)

06-18-2014, 07:57 AM
Welcome back! Masterful use of watercolor. Awesome painting. Such a delicate touch. If I were an ornithologist about to write a book I'd sure hire you :cool::cool::cool:

06-18-2014, 11:08 AM
Fantastic collection of birds,painted so beautifully.Wonderful Illustrations !:cool::cool::cool::cool::cool:;)

06-18-2014, 07:39 PM
Your aviary has got another marvellous guest I see! Excellent addition.

06-18-2014, 10:54 PM
Wonderful paintings, well done:)

06-19-2014, 10:45 AM
All very well done!

07-22-2014, 04:49 AM
Painting faster than at other times.
Detail of a seagull.
ArtRage Ipad.


D Akey
07-23-2014, 04:11 AM
Makes it feel like a proper portrait of someone special as an individual. Should be hanging in a bank, where this is the a portrait of the branch manager.

Problem is he's likely to have taken all the goodies in the vault and flown off. I shouldn't think he looks like the trustworthy type. Looks more like a larcenous opportunist to me.

08-07-2014, 08:52 PM
A resident on our balcony.

ArtRage Ipad. Airbush, Graphite pencil & Watercolor. 4 hours.



08-07-2014, 09:31 PM
Another beautiful birdie. I particularly like the dry brush strokes and loose feel. It really captures the 'feathery' nature.

08-07-2014, 09:34 PM
You're complementary to SCP, beaks instead than teeth for Your creatures! :o;) Excellent as always!

08-08-2014, 11:37 AM
Wow what beautiful birds, such wonderful details, painted to their true like, exceptional paintings

08-14-2014, 09:37 PM
very beautiful work. all of them are exquisite. love the artistic style you have. amazing ipad work!

08-19-2014, 10:06 PM
I do not like working with yellow, so I have gotten other colors trying not to break the range. I have also decided not to paint a colored background.

Serinus canaria domestica. Domestic Canary.

ArtRage Ipad. (Watercolor, airbush and palette knife). 4 hours.


D Akey
08-20-2014, 07:21 AM
Wonderful. You don't like working yellow? You did such a nice job with it.

Yes, yellow has its own set of challenges with the darkening of it without the color going dead or greenish or some other less desirable tint that throws the local color recognition off. White looks just fine. But if you did want to add a color in the background to liven it up a little, you could do a single small brushstroke of turquoise and a tiny spot of orange down by the perch merely as a counterpoint to really show off the color of the yellow of the bird and imply some depth.

You could try it out on a separate layer and then spin the color wheel, and saturation and value levels, to see how you can get it to where it's satisfying without being to intrusive. I've done that many a time where I keep a color isolated and play with the adjustments of it on a separate layer. Mostly it works. Sometimes I realize that no color at all is the answer too. But for me it's always worth it to learn from the experience and grow my color sense.

Anyway, very much enjoying your work.

08-20-2014, 07:56 AM
Great work ! both have character.;)

08-20-2014, 08:43 AM
Thanks for all the feedback and suggestions.

D Akey: 40 years I've been using the classic techniques of painting on canvas and paper and I always forget that I can now safely test and experiment with layers .... :(:(:o

09-05-2014, 10:33 PM
Fringilla coelebs. Pinzón. Txonta. Chaffinch...

ArtRage Ipad


09-06-2014, 02:01 AM
Another beautiful bird to add to the collection. I'm always astounded at what some people can do with an Ipad. I have a 7" android tablet and there is no way I can paint with it - perhaps when AR is available I might have a chance.

09-06-2014, 02:36 AM
Enug: Thanks for the comment.
I suppose AR for Ipad will not be as complete as AR 4. For some final touches also use another artistic app.
Increasing the zoom on Ipad screen and using a fine stylus Adonit Jot Pro can do many things to detail. At least I try ...


09-06-2014, 07:16 AM
beautiful work. great job on the feathers and the pastel color palette is wonderful in this bird.

09-06-2014, 07:31 AM
what a wonderful collection of birds..their beautiful colors, their details ..I think you are very close to birds and you love them too much:)

D Akey
09-06-2014, 09:14 AM
Very cool. I also wonder how it is you're so good with Birds. If you were in England and you were this good with "birds" you'd be up to your ears in women. :D:p:rolleyes::cool::cool::cool::)

Anyway, this one is looking super. I think it's a wise choice when possible to have birds with striking markings. It always adds to the interest of the illustration and to be able to do it this well and shows a real virtuosity with paint.

09-07-2014, 05:08 PM
Oso ondo egina Kepa!
These birds are carefully and beautifully painted, fantastic job...very well done!
Take care,

09-16-2014, 09:27 PM
Hello everyone.
A small bird, active and noisy, common in European forests. (Cyanistes caeruleus. Amilotx. Herrerillo. Eurasian Blue tit. Mésange bleue...)

Artrage for Ipad. (And another app for final touches)



09-17-2014, 09:56 AM
hi Ostogag I've had a quick bash on one of your bird's on my Ipad with my finger ok hope you don't mind Iv'e bunged it on my tread ok ;););););) :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D SLAINTE POZDRAWSKI


09-17-2014, 07:14 PM
Birdwatching or birdpainting, what a lovely passion! :)

D Akey
09-18-2014, 04:02 AM
Nice. Slick feeling in that it seems like it's speeding along despite its still pose. I think that comes as a result of the speeding long and slightly blurry marks that are often used to indicate speed. And with a bird it's definitely appropriate to imply speed. Interesting to have that feel for a perched pose. Anyway, as always, I really appreciate your painting. Go man go!!!!!

09-18-2014, 04:17 AM
beautifully done, I expect it to flit off at any second , so alive it seems..:):)

10-17-2016, 07:24 AM
In a word, Fabulous!

I love your use of color (backgrounds) and the detail that comes and goes in local color washes. You have an expert grasp of color. I've worked in multiple media and worked as a professional photographer as well. I've seen lots of computer-generated art, but, I think that your work is the very best I've seen in computer-generated watercolor effect.

In the world of fly tying there are imitative patterns-- flies that are known for amazing realism. Then, there are patterns that behave like the natural insect. They are "impressionist" patterns.

You have given your birds that same quality. They have the impression of feathers mixed with detail highlights that tie everything together masterfully. Brilliant!

I look forward to seeing more of your work.