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

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posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 05:22 PM
Thank you for sharing your creations. I love birds. You draw them very well.
You did brighten my day!

posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 07:30 PM
Beautiful little birds! Love the shading you did on the blue bird, beautiful.

posted on Jan, 18 2017 @ 04:18 AM
a reply to: rukia

Since you are interested;

Photoshop (borrowed from a friend) is a great tool for creating digital art, allowing you to use different layers and stuff. Should't take to long to familiarise with the program if you watch a few good speed-painting tutorials. Perhaps searching for photoshop painting (for beginners) will provide more explanation on how to set the tools (in photoshop) right for the painting process. A pressure sensitive drawing board is needed though (preferably a pressure sensitive screen
). Since you got the colouring down, you should be able to understand how speed-painting works very quickly.

Adobe Illustrator is also a very effective graphical design and drawing tool. Its is a lot more technical though, using vectors instead of pixels, and you mostly draw and edit with your mouse. But you get super control over your graphics and it is scalable to any media without loosing quality.

But what you need to get started is: Photoshop (borrowed from friend
), Drawing pad (Wacom tablets are is nice), Youtube, and finally a whole lot of patience and perseverance.

Oh, and yes, this great book helped me a lot when i was trying to understand perspective in art better: The Art of Perspective
Hope this helps any

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posted on Jan, 18 2017 @ 04:55 AM
a reply to: eirgud

Yay! Many, many thanks! That sounds awesome :3 Thank you for explaining the process to me.

posted on Jan, 18 2017 @ 09:44 AM

originally posted by: rukia
a reply to: Natas0114

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

Sweet! I love owls, we have a juvenile snowy owl that hangs out just down the road. I love it when I see it.

posted on Jan, 18 2017 @ 05:05 PM
Thank you for sharing, and mostly for being honest about your criticism. Over shading might be an issue but only if YOU don't like the finished work. I like your bluelay most, and it's heavily shaded. I was originally into pen and ink before I got into oil paints, so a heavy outline is really my style and something that draws me in. When I realized this style works well because you can see it from a long way off, its easy to get hooked on making art that pops.

I have some really fancy pigment pencils I just cant get good with. And those mediums are getting popular, and can be easy to sell in coffeeshops, whether its your hobby or not, might be cool to try, right? I get really cool small framed at thrift stores for cheap, they usually have glass and a small hanger, and sell insanely well in the right places. Worst case is you expanded your medium, spent a few bucks on recycled frames, and classed up some cool gifts for next xmas.

Just dont ever stop if you love doing it, i really believe there might be something to the 10,000 hrs to master a craft theory.

posted on Jan, 18 2017 @ 07:47 PM
I like your drawings. My favorite is the last one. Specially the colors. I can't remember what art I've seen but someone was working with subject matter that wasn't to exciting but they put lot of emphasis into the colors using complimenting colors along with other or semi complementing colors and it was amazing. I wish I had a few examples to show you. Anyway I say this just for ideas. Also personally I enjoy making artwork inspired by a person. Like whatever that person inspires inside you put into art.

a reply to: rukia

posted on Jan, 19 2017 @ 01:10 AM
a reply to: Aliquandro

Your words are very inspiring and encouraging. I love what you said last the best. Having love for ones passions is so important--for everyone! Why restrict oneself to just one? You're very right.

I actually started drawing these birds because of my creative writing class last semester. My teacher told me how he was told to draw during grad school in order to free-write before writing a story. Since I hate outlines, I latched onto this idea because it actually sounds fun. It worked, too. Drawing my characters first, to visualize them in reality (versus just in my noggin), really made a huge difference in my writing.

So, not just in that case, but I find that passions can work together and make something better than it would have been had it only been influenced by one. Multiple perspectives are always better than one
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posted on Jan, 19 2017 @ 01:25 AM
a reply to: Johnathanandheather

That sounds really cool! Prismacolors are wonderful for their colors since they're so smooth and rich and layer/burnish so nicely. Playing with color is much easier when the color is so striking. White colored pencil is like my main tool--I go through that one and cream like crazy. So, in the blending of the colors, I find that I have to add darker accents in order to maintain the dignity of the drawing. I like color matching and color theory, so I like to play with that in order to add some needed interest in my realistic pieces. I love surrealism, first and foremost. So even while I do realism I feel the need to add a bit of an otherworldly quality, even if that is just a color that doesn't necessarily belong
I don't have a theme or anything, but I truly enjoy that idea of making a set plan around complementing and semi-complementing colors. If you ever remember the art, don't hesitate to share! I would love to see it.

posted on Jan, 19 2017 @ 02:07 AM
Here's one more. This one is watercolor pencils and colored pencils.


posted on Jan, 20 2017 @ 01:56 AM
Wow I love the Cardinal especially and the bald eagle one is nice too it kind of reminds me of a robotic eagle for some reason. I wish I wasn't terrible at drawing lol

posted on Jan, 20 2017 @ 01:07 PM

originally posted by: Skid Mark
a reply to: rukia
I like those, especially the hummingbird. Thanks for sharing.

Agreed, I like them all, but like the hummingbird the most

posted on Jan, 21 2017 @ 08:58 AM
a reply to: rukia
I like that one, too. Very nice.

posted on Jan, 24 2017 @ 06:51 AM
Birds are very delicate creatures, your bold colors and soft lines are a great touch to your illustration of these birds. I am a fan =D I like them especially your blue jay maybe next youll do a crimson rosetta for me =D

posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 12:09 PM
BEAUTIFUL work! Prismas are hands down the best! Ive been experimenting with mixed medias as well and have gotten great feedback and personal satisfaction from it.
Sketch on my friend!

posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 03:10 PM
a reply to: Brotherman

Okay!!! I certainly will, Brotherman! 💙 i will post it shortly. I am sorry that I just saw your post--been busy with classes.

posted on Mar, 17 2017 @ 09:15 AM
a reply to: rukia

your studies are vastly more uplifting then mine and I appreciate them, If I were to do birds I think I am more into the vulture eating a raven on the highway in the desert kind of bird painting. Yours are so colorful and you have so much potential and a developing skill... I am excited for you and the things you are going to learn doing what you are doing!!!

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