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Barn Swallow

Barn Swallow

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, '11, 2:41 am 
Second one tonight. :) This little guy is a Barn Swallow, in flight. And boy, I'm quite happy with how this one turned out. This is colored pencil, and metallic colored pencil on the back and wings with the blue. Not much to say here...but I love using metallic colored pencils. I'll probably start drawing more birds with iridescence just to use my metallic pencils more! If I have any criticism for myself, it's that I wish some of the detail was a bit sharper on the wings and beak. I drew in detail lines, but when I was coloring in, I got a bit sloppy and a lot of it got covered and blended in.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, '11, 5:54 pm 
Absolutely gorgeous bird!!! This is one of the finest drawings we've seen so far. Love the wing detail. Awesome!! :clap:


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, '12, 6:50 am 
So, these are metallic pencils? They certainly are vibrant. It really looks great. I can see why this one won a Musky this year. :) It's also nice to see a bird in flight.

That's a shame about the detail getting covered up by the color, but I can relate to that. It can be easy to go a little overboard on the coloring and wind up loosing some of the finer detailing.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, '12, 12:50 pm 
Yeah, it is, especially since when you start coloring, it can be really hard to know how two different colors will really blend with each other. Which can make things difficult, but welcome to the reality of trial and error. Thanks!


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