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04-08-2014, 07:30 PM
I painted this picture from a reference photo that I took. this guy visits us twice a day and waits for a piece of meat. I snapped the photo as he fluffed up his feathers. He's sitting on the verandah rail.
I used the colours from the photo to block in the colours. I then used the knife for quite a lot of smearing :-). I've never used the option to paint using the colours in the reference so not sure if it's cheating? (I've used the colour picker).

04-08-2014, 07:43 PM
Hi vandra I like it like it ;) :D :D :D:D :D KIA ORA

04-08-2014, 07:50 PM
Thank you eighty :-)

04-08-2014, 07:56 PM
A really nice and cute bird with a quite exotic look. You painted it very evocattively. Brava!

D Akey
04-09-2014, 02:33 AM
He looks like a baby with those fluffy feathers. . . although I only know kookaburras from the old camp song, and I've never seen one. Cute little guy. Nice painting.

04-10-2014, 12:36 AM
What a cutie and so well painted, well done:)

04-10-2014, 01:04 AM
One flew in front of my car on the way home today. I love those birds with that wonderful flash of blue on their wings!

04-10-2014, 06:28 AM
A beautifully painted Kookaburra Ann. You did a great job with the brush techniques. I love the option of being able to pick up the image colours.

04-10-2014, 08:40 AM
Very nice Vandra.

04-10-2014, 10:00 AM
Thank you for your comments everyone.

04-10-2014, 07:49 PM
He is cute in a odd sort of way....think he might be waiting for his next treat though!
Nicely done....and I enjoyed looking though your gallery, nice paintings...'street in the rain, Glass Mountain' 'Nice!
Take care,

04-10-2014, 09:30 PM
Vandra, he is so gorgeous! Plus I love your paint style. :)

04-16-2014, 10:00 AM
Aww, so fluffy lovely bird. :D Nicely painted too.

04-16-2014, 10:38 AM
My Fav Australian bird,when I was a kid I had a pet Kookaburra named Jack.Brought back old memories.
Nicely painted .;)

04-17-2014, 12:16 AM
Thank you everyone for your kind comments.