View Full Version : A Crested Bird.

10-16-2014, 08:56 AM
I did know the name of the type of this bird but it escapes me for now :

Marilyn Anne
10-16-2014, 09:06 AM
The intense eye, the feathering, the colors all work together to make him one terrific bird!

10-16-2014, 09:23 AM
quite a stunning image. fantastic colors and work on the feathers....:):)

10-16-2014, 09:44 AM
Looks like a Cattle Egret but I don't know what part of the world you are in so might be something else.

Victor Osaka
10-16-2014, 10:03 AM
I like teh subtle manipulation of the brush stiffness to get the different feather looks.

10-16-2014, 10:50 AM
Wonderful beak on this little fellow

10-16-2014, 01:10 PM
Yes I agree, the beak is exceptional and I like the brushwork on the feathers; I find them so hard to do. I might experiment with that brush.

10-16-2014, 06:28 PM
agree with everyone above. Fine work.

10-16-2014, 08:03 PM

10-16-2014, 08:18 PM
Very nice naturalist illustration. I cannot say its name either. Is it a Florida type of bird?

D Akey
10-17-2014, 01:26 AM
Nice one!:):):)

Liquid Len
10-17-2014, 11:32 PM
Definitely a Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis), in breeding plumage. Excellent artwork; which brush did you use to get the feathered effect in the head plumes? Without wishing to go down the route of another recent thread, how much of this piece is 'scratch' drawn and how much is is based closely on a photographic image?

10-18-2014, 10:25 AM
I used the sparse bristle sticker spray presets, which tend to be the ones I use most often from the sticker spray at the moment. The painting was based on a reference photo.

10-26-2014, 02:07 AM
speed painting : http://youtu.be/mNtLcGoA0oI

Liquid Len
10-28-2014, 08:23 AM
speed painting : http://youtu.be/mNtLcGoA0oI

Nice one RedSaucers; a very instructional video!

10-30-2014, 02:49 AM
Great painting, well done:)