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Old 10-14-2018, 06:24 PM
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Old 10-14-2018, 11:05 PM
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This is absolutely beautiful Katie
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Wow, what a gorgeous and truly moving piece, Katie! It's beautiful and I'm sure your grandpa would have loved it.
Thank you everyone I've received some wise counsel, and I agree with it. Many of you that have followed this art thread may have noticed that I specialize in animals. I intend to continue practicing portrait work, but when I'm competing for a national scholarship that showcases my artistic ability, I should probably send in work that is my specialty. So, I intend to finish the memorial to my grandpa but I'll have to put it off until this competition.

So. Where does that put me? I'm planning on submitting 2 portfolios, each with a theme. I'm leaning toward one for horses and one for birds. However, I'll just be trying to complete as many pieces as I can and pick the best. This journal is about to be updated a lot more frequently

This is the start of a sweet budgie one. I'm thinking I'll call it "Expectations" or "Potential." The original sketch is a little different than the final one as I've tweaked it (I considered having a hatched chick but decided it took away to the piece). The budgie peeking in the nest will be Dee. Super excited since her gorgeous opaline mutation will be perfect to add a bit of color (since it bleeds her body color)! I have a folder of pictures I'm planning on turning into an art piece, so it's exciting but stressful with my limited time. I normally listen to music while I paint, but I think this will constitute getting a few audiobooks since all my "downtime" will be spent at the art desk.



Since I'm using a watery style with drybrushing for the wood (my favorite), I decided to put masking fluid on the subjects to keep them stark with nice hard lines.


A few shots of the evolving layers
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That is an adorable idea!! I can't wait to see the finished product
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Hmm, so I've finished the first painting. There's something missing with it that I can't quite place my finger on. If one of you (who haven't been staring at it the past 6 hours) can figure it out, by all means, critique! I think it has something to do with the little bit of Dee's face emerging from the shadows that make her look flat and not as distinguishable as a bird.


And I've already got a good chunk of time starting on the next one! I'm loving it already. Echo & Charlie are the subjects in this one with watercolor pencils and watercolors.


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The first painting looks great! I think it's Dee's beak that's throwing you off- something about it looks just a bit off to me, but I'm no artist! I love the concept for the second painting
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Very cute! I can't wait to see the second one, too
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Oh these are great! The one of the birds kissing, I love how you can almost feel the texture of the neck feathers by looking at it .
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Would showing a little more of Dee's right eye in the painting help give it more depth?
I notice in the initial drawing you have the eye more pronounced than in the finished painting and I think that might make the difference ?
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