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Ivory Billed Woodpecker

Ivory Billed Woodpecker

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 3, '11, 5:45 pm 
Mmm...yeah. I'm happy with how this turned out, for the most part. First time I tried doing a background, so resemble a woody, misty swamp. That part didn't turn out as I hoped it would, but it still looks pretty good.

As for the bird itself, yeah...I'm REALLY happy with that.

Edited: uploaded wrong file first time around.


Last edited by Wolf Bird on Sat Dec 3, '11, 5:45 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 4, '11, 3:35 am 
Brilliant CW, the background also mixes with it rather well. We’ve got a lot of awesome birds from Australia you may be interested in drawing some time too.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 6, '11, 7:53 am 
Absolutely beautiful bird!!! The red crest is so striking against the black. Magnificent detail overall but especially on the wing there. :clap:


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, '12, 9:41 pm 
Backgrounds are like every other aspect of drawing, they take a lot of practice to master. I'm confident that if you keep at it, you'll be putting together backdrop scenery that is as impressive as your birds have become.

Even though the background may not be all you were hoping for, it serves to bring out the colors of the bird itself vibrantly. I'm trying to imagine this drawing without the background... while the bird is still excellent in form and color, I think the backing makes it pop out even more.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, '12, 9:52 pm 
When I finished this one, that's exactly what I thought - the background didn't come out quite how I hoped, but it gave the colors some contrast so the bird popped out more. And I do think that's a good thing! That said, once I get back into drawing (PS3 taking up most of my spare time between work and class) I'll continue to work on backgrounds. Thanks for the comments!


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