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The Kingfisher by 4Gemsbok The Kingfisher by 4Gemsbok
Sorry it's taken so long for me to upload my final piece from my exhibition - but here it is! I used water colours for the wings, acrylic for the main body and then ink fine liner for the water and fish - I wanted your eye to be drawn to the bird... :)
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dishpan Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Hey, this is great! Just a tip: I think your eye would be more drawn to the bird if you were to add some lines on the bird itself, because at the moment the fish in his mouth immediately catches my eye because of its stark contrasts of black and white (and very crisp line work). The bird then ends up being secondary, almost as if he was the background. That said, this is an excellent painting and it doesn't entirely matter what the focal point is, it is still successful! :D
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4Gemsbok Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for taking the time to comment! I do see what you mean. I think I wanted it more to be about realism vs. simple line drawing almost like a cartoon... So that there should be a harsh contrast between the two. But I get that the black and white fish does draw a lot of attention... A dilemma! haha :D Thanks anyway and I'm glad you liked it! :)
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dishpan Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Student General Artist
Big pleasure! I understand now - and as I said, I think it is quite successful. :D Cheers!
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KestrelRaptor Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The way you painted is very interesting, I like how only the bird is coloured, none of the water or the fish, it is very eye catching and pretty :)
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4Gemsbok Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for this lovely comment - I'm glad you like it! :aww:
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Fawa1 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Adore, love, adore and love. This is cool!
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4Gemsbok Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you thank you! I'm glad you like it :heart:
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Troetel11 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My eye is drawn to the bird!
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4Gemsbok Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
haha! :giggle: good! :D Thanks for checking it out!
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