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    Brown Eagle

    Long (really long) time no see, folks...

    Did this recently as an watercolour-only practice. After all this time, I still struggle with its trickyness.

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    Since 1974 mixing cachaça, sugar and ice to the lemons life gives to me.

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    Well, welcome back obemilson
    That’s a fine looking eagle Has a certain roguish look about him me thinks too!
    If your struggles were with doing the feathers, then I know what you mean But I think you have done an excellent job with them in this.
    They're something I definitely want/need to get better at doing!
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    Yeah, welcome back! I think it looks great. Has more of a gouache feel to me. But you did a fine job. I like how you did the green transparent washes too.

    Hope to see more.

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    Hey master D Akey! Greetings!

    The feathers were the most "tiresome" part, but I think the most difficult in using watercolour in ArtRage is to transport to the screen the watercoloury feeling. See, how curious... Even when I started to paint with traditional media a long, long time ago (after some time, I started using computer and, digital illustration software, and never look back again, except for some exercises), even at that primitive times, I used gouache, I learned with gouache. You hit the bullseye on your diagnostic. Hehehehehehe.


    Quote Originally Posted by D Akey View Post
    Yeah, welcome back! I think it looks great. Has more of a gouache feel to me. But you did a fine job. I like how you did the green transparent washes too.

    Hope to see more.


    Since 1974 mixing cachaça, sugar and ice to the lemons life gives to me.

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    Hey Markw, thanks.

    See how curious... just before I came here and see your comment, I commented in your piece and my comment was really similar to yours! How funny is that!

    Quote Originally Posted by markw View Post
    Well, welcome back obemilson
    That’s a fine looking eagle Has a certain roguish look about him me thinks too!
    If your struggles were with doing the feathers, then I know what you mean But I think you have done an excellent job with them in this.
    They're something I definitely want/need to get better at doing!

    Since 1974 mixing cachaça, sugar and ice to the lemons life gives to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by odemilson View Post
    ...I commented in your piece and my comment was really similar to yours!...
    Just goes to show that as artists we are all united in the same struggle!
    Looking forward to seeing more from you!
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    Love your Eagle and the way the background contrasting colour bring it to life.

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    Thanks Limey for the kind words. I used 3 pictures of different eagles as references to this piece, and only one of them had a background with these colours, a dark unfocused set of forest greens.

    Quote Originally Posted by limey-g View Post
    Love your Eagle and the way the background contrasting colour bring it to life.

    Since 1974 mixing cachaça, sugar and ice to the lemons life gives to me.

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