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Ducks by AmBr0 Ducks by AmBr0
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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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