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Sketchpaint Bird by jezebel Sketchpaint Bird by jezebel
I was trying to decide what to do for my sketchpaint today when someone sent me this image of a green bird they were using as their desktop background. I thought it would make an excellent texture and color study so I used it as a reference - though I didn't maintain the original colors. I'm rather happy with how it turned out! Took a little over an hour to do.

Oh and for those that don't know, here is some pimpage for my art blog. I upload some things there that don't see the light of day here on DA. :)

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annewipf Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
Great, I'm speechless. :wow:
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Eellah Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Hello there ! :iconexcitedhiplz:
This beautiful piece of art is featured in Birds and Feathers...Features. !
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Goodbye and have a good day sweetie ! :tea:

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satishverma Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely awesome, very very beautiful.
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Evidria Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist
beautiful work and wonderful colors!
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Mingtoi Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredible! That is all I can say! I would love to take some lessons from someone as talented as you. I get discouraged easily (hmm, discouraged is not the right word - probably timid is better) because of my age, but I have all the time in the world and I am dedicated to the task.
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3rasing-Earth Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
The vibrant colors against the dark gray backround really make the bird POP! Fantastic!
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languagegirl Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
i absolutely adore this!!!
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:iconwbmstr:
wbmstr Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Professional Photographer
I love how you captured the feather's texture!
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BlazingfireRider Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
thats amazing! wow.....wish i could draw like that :)
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Tigger-is-cool Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
Simply amazing... It looks so realistic, especially the light on the feathers... Awesome work, keep it up! :)
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Janix-moon Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
I could stare at this all day! honestly.
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zaishe5757 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Student Filmographer
i at first thought it was a photograph! you did amazing!
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LaLindush Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
I love the color and shiny!
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deserthaze Featured By Owner May 28, 2010
...You mean that's not a photo? :wow:

I envy your talent! =D This is so beautiful!
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:iconnoxpennatus:
noxpennatus Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the light on the feathers ~
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SaraCasen Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice job! :3
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natalievonraven Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009   Traditional Artist
Beautiful! I love the colors =)
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Patriciatessan Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009
very good
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:iconzoethebfe:
Zoethebfe Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I want to reach out & touch him :petting:
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Azrael-Nekhbet Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009
Very lovely! I recognize that as a Nicobar Pigeon, one of the most beautiful of the pigeons.
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sturmfeuer Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
The colours are beautiful and look very real.
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WhiterShadeofPail Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009
i love the mysteriousness of this painting. It could be a bird...but it's got this dr. Jeckle Mr. Hyde look going on.

Wonderful job!
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J-n-x Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Really nice work here! I :heart: how you did the feathers and the colours blend so nicely. Btw I like your dA username (:p hehe it's my name)
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imke-likes-optimism Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009
love it!
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Social-Psycho Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009
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I placed this in my journal
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Phantasmagora Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009  Student General Artist
Wow. I can't even begin to imagine how you got the colours of the feathers to look so natural, especially with the iridescent quality! I am profoundly jealous. But in a good way. Did you use a particular brush setting to give the iridescence to the feathers or did you just paint on the colours one by one?
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nickyflamingo Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Both the iridescence and the subject's pose work really well!
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anitalee Featured By Owner May 22, 2009
Beautiful work
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bdunn1342 Featured By Owner May 20, 2009   General Artist
Absolutely stunning. This piece is amazing enough in it's own right, but the fact that it's a sketch painting blows me away. The texture is just lovely. Great job!
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L30ni3 Featured By Owner May 19, 2009
love the feathers!
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LacunaEvenstar Featured By Owner May 18, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I like how the colours and texture turned out for you. Very nice work:)
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Rolomie Featured By Owner May 18, 2009
fabulous
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DiMaio Featured By Owner May 18, 2009  Professional General Artist
gorgeous work
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Pegahoul Featured By Owner May 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
why so... shy? ^^
great colors
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wanwan Featured By Owner May 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Lol I had this wallpaper the other day XD I can't believe that took just an house! WOW
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OMtNI Featured By Owner May 18, 2009  Professional General Artist
I love it! I love feathers and I love how you treated them, and in such little time. Amazing
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Tetiel Featured By Owner May 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I am horribly jealous that you can do things with that much detail in little over an hour! :o
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jezebel Featured By Owner May 17, 2009
Haha, the only reason I can is because I'm not painting huge! :D
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Greenman209 Featured By Owner May 17, 2009
all I can say is WOW!!! GREAT JOB!!!! I agree with the liking of no head!! WOW!! Well done and thank you!
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LydaIsObselete Featured By Owner May 17, 2009
Awesome
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jeckald Featured By Owner May 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Those feathers look SO real. I just wanna... stroke 'em. This is somewhat random, but I like how we don't see the bird's head. :0
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MythArcana Featured By Owner May 17, 2009
That is an excellent texture study for sure with the gradient colors and feathers and such of a peacock! Most beautiful all around and I could only hope to come up with something so pretty and detailed! Still working on my rocks and trees for the big win here! :lol: Excellent art as always!
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jezebel Featured By Owner May 17, 2009
Thanks a bunch! :D
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