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'Bird Interactions' contest by :iconbirds-club: traditional art winner!!! :hooray: : [link]

I tried to transmit a protecting interaction placing the mother in the main focus, she is a shield that protects the little ducks placed on a more camouflaged area.

Someone reminded to me the ducks I had long ago, unfortunately they were buried or eaten by a fox. I thought it would be a good idea bring them back to life with graphite :D.
I tried dry brushing for the background, good feelings but I think it could be better.

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Critique by 7flying-monkey7 Jun 15, 2012, 12:37:48 PM
You should think more highly of your artwork. This is amazing! Your attention to detail is phenominal and the style it out of this world! I really love how you didn't leave out any little detail all the way to the adults fine shadowing. Dry brushing the background was a great decision. If it would have had any other type of detail then it would draw the eye away from the rest of the drawing. Again, I thought this was a photograph until I clicked on the link. If you haven't tried selling your artwork by now, I really think you should consider it. Great work.
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First of all this is a phenomenal piece. It caught my eye right away. I do love the detail, the mother duck especially, and you took time to put detail in the weeds. Which makes me agree with you on the background. I would not have dried brushed it. I would have used the same technique with the background but with less detail. It just makes it look like you got tired of it and just wanted to finish it. (I know this isn't the case.) The realism is outstanding. It almost looks like a photograph. May I make a suggestion, i would put a little more shadowing between the ducklings just to give them more depth. shadowing goes a long way, maybe just a tad in between each leaf and feather. Overall a great piece. Good job. look forward to your next one.
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callme007 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
How do you get a pic of PewDiePie naked?
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pietervandenbroek Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
best duck i've ever seen
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Azuspt Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
I have no words for this work, fantastic!
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Raqonteur Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely amazing
If it hadnt been for the blurred background i would have sworn it was A photo.

Superb.
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Darkstar7016 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Student General Artist
I honestly want to cry. I have never seen such artwork as beautiful and realistic as yours. I love it. Stunning work. :D I'm just speechless.
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DivineROAR Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
What a beautiful rendering.
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MjP-70 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
Amazing work!
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EmperorKarino Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
so cute.
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meihua Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Your entry has been added to the Art Contest - Bird Interactions journal! Thanks for entering our contest!
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MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful work! :heart: Happy Holidays! :holly:
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roundtower Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
* ¡Fantástico trabajo! Lo hemos destacado dentro de la carpeta "Featured nº 4 o Destacados nº 4" en Special-Groups. (Es la carpeta donde se exhiben los mejores trabajos del grupo).


* Fantastic work! Featured in Special-Groups in folder Featured nº 4. (Best works of the group).

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Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Question, what kind of surface are you working. IE. what paper or board surface do you prefer for your pieces?
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AmBr0 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
I'm testing different kinds of paper but this one is soft Bristol 250 g/m^2. I also use Canson Lineal sketch 160 g/m^2 similar to Bristol but with sepia tone, Canson Basik 130 g/m^2, also Derwent 110 gsm and Hahnemüelle Sketch 90 g/m^2 good for charc. but thin.

I think it depends on the style or idea you want that graphite looks like. I think Canson Basik suits well with Merida drawing style and some animal sketches, and on the other hand Bristol for realism, soft and blended portraits.

granulated to softest: Basik, Hahnemüelle, Lineal, Bristol

Hope it helps!
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iKatie22 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh. My. Gosh. This is... wow. I have no words to describe this because its soo good!
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anniecanjump Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Your work is astounding.
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mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello :wave: Your work has been featured as one of #Birds-Club's top art submissions for the month of July. You can find the article which also contains other beautiful bird art here: [link]
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elizaturquoise Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
so amazing!
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Jellyneau Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This incredible work has been featured: [link] :D
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:iconambr0:
AmBr0 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
Thanks! :thanks::+fav:
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Jellyneau Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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Sarahharas07 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very very beautiful :iconblakelord:
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:iconmeihua:
meihua Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
Beautiful work, so realistic!
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:iconceasile:
Ceasile Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Looks like a pjoto *__*
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Ceasile Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
photo*
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AaronFrick Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic!
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AngelaLeonetti Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I wanted to let you know that :iconstargroups: has featured your work here [link]
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AmBr0 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
Thanks a lot! :thanks::+fav:
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:iconfanfur:
Fanfur Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow everytime i see your art it just blows my mind. i can't believe someone can be as good as you :D
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M0NY11 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Too much detail, I saw the ducks a little bit late. I think u should make better compositions to this photo.they use the rule of thirds In photography.
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aurelia-acc Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Very well done! :clap:
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dulcie-louise Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is simply amazing, your attention to detail is exquisite!
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EgorDemidov Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing!!! how long ago you did it?
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palli92 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have no words for what I'm seeing.......fantastic!!! I'm stupefied!!!!!
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NettyK Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Words can't even express.... Sooooo Jelly lol!!!!
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CamusAltamirano Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
impresive!!!!!
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mpz28 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
awesome work :)
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:icona-falcon-velazquez:
A-Falcon-Velazquez Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
Wonderful as usual!
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ForeverCanine Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
I thought that was a photo.... :wow:
GREAT JOB! :heart:
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JlaArtbug Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I think you accomplished your goal!
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:iconarek-ogf:
Arek-OGF Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Outstanding details!!!
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Anyzamarah Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:love: awesome work! really stunning! :clap:
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:iconles-piccolo:
Les-Piccolo Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Amazing!!! Well done.
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HelenePiet Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cute !! :)
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Carryn Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing work. I have looked at your howling wolf earlier. I agree with the critique, if I wouldn't have found this in Pencil-Artists I would have thought it was a photo. I love the sepia tone that comes across.
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IceWolf15574 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
At first glance, I thought this was a photo! I had to look really close to notice it wasn't. This is amazing!
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123-P-P-H-123 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Brilliant
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Kroenen1488 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful
i love your pics
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MasukiaMaru Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
That is intense xD
I thought it was a photo at first; it's very detailed and amazing:heart:
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JericaWinters Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
Wonderful pencil work!!!! :wow:
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Supernaturalgirlx Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
Very good drawing! Nice details. You are very talent :winner:
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