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My colored-pencil birds are sure to brighten your day!!

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posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 01:21 AM
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I used Prismacolor colored pencils. Also, on the Cardinal one, I used black, blue, and red gel pen along with the Prismas.

The last time that I posted art, over a year ago, some of the best critique that I recieved from ATS was critique that I have heard many times before, about my tendency to shade too darkly, especially when I'm drawing in one color (in that case, blue gel pen). I drew these colored pencil drawings the same way that I drew my other pieces, and you might notice that the way I shaded the previous pen drawings (in a past thread) is the same as how I utilized the colored pencils here, in these three pieces. I guess I count my other posted artworks as sketches. These are finished pieces.

I hope that you enjoy them.









posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 01:32 AM
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a reply to: rukia
And what a lovely lush tree. What first struck me about it was how dark it was. I don't think you over shaded that one at all. The dark shading makes it for me. Thanks for sharing.



posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 01:40 AM
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I really dig the blue/scrub jay.

Nice!



posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 01:41 AM
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a reply to: TerryMcGuire

It's my pleasure. Thank you for your kind words!



a reply to: TheAlleghenyGentleman

That one is my favorite as well
Thank you very much!
edit on 17-1-2017 by rukia because: replying



posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 01:48 AM
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a reply to: rukia

Thats great! Love your birds.



posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 01:56 AM
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Very cool, it's 255am in NY. You remind me that the morning will bring beautiful birds!



posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 07:56 AM
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Sweet birds. I have no artist skills whatsoever, and have banned from touching crayons..

Any chance I could persuade you to draw an owl?



posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 08:15 AM
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a reply to: rukia
I like those, especially the hummingbird. Thanks for sharing.



posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 08:52 AM
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Love your hummingbird! Reminds me of a piece of carnival glass.



posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 10:04 AM
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a reply to: rukia


Greetings-

Beautifully done. Now for the 'quid-pro-quo' end of an interweb chat-forum I exchange these for sharing Your birds..

My Mother always said She would return as a Cardinal. If any viewers look to the Cardinal as their "Spirit Guide" this is for You:

www.spirit-animals.com...

For the Bluebird. (again "Thanks Mom" for pointing out the "Bluebird of Happiness") I provide the poem from Chuck Butkowski aptly entitled "Bluebird"

Bluebird

there's a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I'm too tough for him,
I say, stay in there, I'm not going
to let anybody see
you.
there's a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I pour whiskey on him and inhale
cigarette smoke
and the ****s and the bartenders
and the grocery clerks
never know that
he's
in there.

there's a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I'm too tough for him,
I say,
stay down, do you want to mess
me up?
you want to screw up the
works?
you want to blow my book sales in
Europe?
there's a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I'm too clever, I only let him out
at night sometimes
when everybody's asleep.
I say, I know that you're there,
so don't be
sad.
then I put him back,
but he's singing a little
in there, I haven't quite let him
die
and we sleep together like
that
with our
secret pact
and it's nice enough to
make a man
weep, but I don't
weep, do
you?

namaste

Stay Hydrated...



posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 10:23 AM
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a reply to: JimNasium

What an insightful poem. I thinks this is true for many. The world is no place for bluebirds...



posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 10:36 AM
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a reply to: rukia

Good stuff, keep going and you will surely be good enough to go all out professional. That being said, I have seen worse pass for professional work.

I really like the blue one and the hummingbird.

I'm no master myself, but judging from the red bird, you could perhaps benefit from contemplating the perspective aspect of your images. You seem to have a really good handle on the colors and shading, witch is key. So, keep up the good work. No doubt you could make this your bread and butter.

Have you considered going digital? It is way more practical and allows your art to be used more easily in the multi-media environment.



posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 12:28 PM
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very, very beautiful.
you are great with color, esp the jay.



posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 01:41 PM
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a reply to: Natas0114

Absolutely! I can do that! ^_^ I'll try and draw it today



posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 01:44 PM
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a reply to: eirgud

Thank you! Art is just a hobby of mine, I've always enjoyed it but I only got a lot better after taking art in high school. I like writing most of all, but I am really flattered that you think that I'm good.

You're totally right. My perspective definitely has issues. I admit I rushed the composition somewhat and made no thumbnails. I have a strange aversion to outlines. I have basically no formal training and I don't really know what I'm doing when it comes to scenery. Actually that Cardinal one was the first time I ever colored the background before coloring in the bird, like what you're supposed to do when painting, I guess. I would LOVE to go digital, but I am unsure as to what to do. I am good with image editing for websites but have never done digital art. I would love to try it but am not sure where to start.



posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 01:46 PM
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a reply to: JimNasium

💜 I will do my best. Gonna go grab some water haha

Beautiful poem and response!



posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 01:55 PM
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a reply to: rukia

They are all so beautiful.

The blue jay is quite vibrant but, I don't think I could pick a favorite...good that I don't have to.

I hope that you continue with this thread, the world could stand all of the beauty it can get.

Thank you for sharing with us!



posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 03:54 PM
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a reply to: rukia

They did.
Thank you.



posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 04:14 PM
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Cute!



posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 04:30 PM
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a reply to: Natas0114

As requested, an owl--a barn owl to be exact





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