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Andean Condor

Andean Condor

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 2, '11, 2:19 am 
This was my Thanksgiving week project, and is going to be a Christmas gift to my brother and his girlfriend. It's an Andean Condor. It's the first one I've done with the bird looking right at you, which makes things a bit more difficult. But I'm fairly happy with it. I couldn't quite get the head to look as rough and textured as I liked without it looking sloppy, but what's there is good enough for me. :)


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 2, '11, 6:37 am 
Beautiful bird. Amazing detail in that drawing. Very nicely done, CW! :)


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 2, '11, 10:23 am 
Great job, CW, you managed to give a good impression of three-dimensions to its head, making it look really nice.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, '12, 9:38 pm 
Wow, this is a great piece. I like that you tried something new by having the bird looking out at the viewer. Capturing a proper sense of depth for that can be difficult, but you did a great job. With that white mane (is that the proper term for a bird?), he looks like he's wrapped in an old fashioned cloak. I love that effect.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, '12, 9:44 pm 
Thoul wrote:With that white mane (is that the proper term for a bird?), he looks like he's wrapped in an old fashioned cloak. I love that effect.


Thanks! :) The term usually used for birds that have neck ornaments like that is 'ruff'. But I knew exactly what you meant!


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, '12, 9:47 pm 
Reminds me of a superbe song : El Condor de los Andes : here is the first verse !
"El cóndor de los Andes despertó
con la luz de un feliz amanecer.
Sus alas lentamente desplegó
y bajó al río azul para beber."
And a link to listen to it :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3VkW0lQBsA Enjoy !!!
And the drawing is beautiful ! Greetings to the drawer !:)


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, '12, 10:18 pm 
A ruff, huh? Well, that should be an easy term to remember. I had a feeling there was a different term than mane, but that was all I could think of today. At least it got the point across. :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, '12, 6:02 pm 
Ruff = Collar (Collier in France). Thanks, I've learned a new word !
Le Ruff ? Like in PSIV : LE ROOF ? lol Ok I'm outside...^^


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