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ArtbyPeggy
02-05-2012, 09:46 PM
This is the first bird I've ever drawn. It was a challenge getting the feathers to even look like feathers :lol:
The image is from Morguefile.com but I can't remember who the photographer is :o
It's 9x12 on some really cruddy 90lb Heavyweight Vellum drawing paper
Staedtler Mars Lumograph Graphite pencils 4H-4B

Comments and Critiques encouraged and welcomed!!
I've signed it but I'm not sure it's finished :lol:
Thanks,
Peggy
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Feb-2012/977655-ISeeYou005.jpg

Jayde
02-06-2012, 12:15 AM
Lovely work. Your feathers turned out nicely.

ArtbyPeggy
02-06-2012, 01:33 AM
Thank you Jayde for your comment! Much appreciated :)

I went back and looked up the photographer for the reference photo and it is Matthew Hull

skappy
02-06-2012, 02:06 AM
Great job on the feathers
Robert

PurplePei
02-06-2012, 02:43 AM
great job. The eyes look really lifelike

KerryOriginals
02-06-2012, 02:54 AM
Lovely drawing!

Kanielle
02-06-2012, 04:03 AM
You managed to get the texture of the feathers nicely!

sho3
02-06-2012, 04:08 AM
This is great!

OcelotEyes
02-06-2012, 05:50 AM
Feathers are a challenge - and you've succeeded beautifully! :D
Great owl-ish expression and lovely shading.

oldwomanpainting
02-06-2012, 05:55 AM
Wonderful job! The feathers and expression are wonderful!

ArtbyPeggy
02-06-2012, 01:52 PM
Thanks guys for all your wonderful comments!
They are much appreciated :)

Peggy

Dave Hawk
02-06-2012, 03:24 PM
Peggy it looks great !

ArtbyPeggy
02-06-2012, 03:41 PM
Thanks Dave :)

ArtbyPeggy
02-06-2012, 03:54 PM
I have to correct an erroneous statement that I made. This isn't the first bird I've drawn, it's the second. The first one was back in 2005 when I first discovered this wonderful world of art. This is however, the first bird I've done since I started getting serious about my art!

I decided to share that picture here as well :lol: I think I can see some improvement.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Feb-2012/977655-Peggys_Pictures_009Wetcanvas.jpg
Adjusted the highlight slightly on his beak after a suggestion from DiWilde over in the Southwest/W forum
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Feb-2012/977655-ISeeYou006blogimage.jpg

snowfall
02-07-2012, 05:14 AM
Lovely work on the feather texture.

Pam

Lexycat
02-07-2012, 06:02 AM
Its beautiful Peggy, love the crop and the feathers look very soft.

ArtbyPeggy
02-07-2012, 12:06 PM
Thank you Pam and Lexy for your encouraging comments :)

lisapencil
02-26-2012, 08:02 AM
Wow just spotted this, superb pencil work, well done :thumbsup:

JoL56
02-26-2012, 08:04 AM
Wow, very good!

Joachim

ArtbyPeggy
02-26-2012, 04:28 PM
Thanks Lisa and Joachim! I really appreciate your lovely comments :)

bchlvr
02-27-2012, 06:27 AM
Beautifully done!

imommyof5
02-27-2012, 07:38 AM
The feathers are awesome. They must have taken awhile to do. They look so soft! Lovely job.

Kim

Barb'sArt
02-27-2012, 08:43 AM
Wonderful feather work! Love this!:thumbsup:

Nonie Wideman
03-02-2012, 01:58 AM
love owls , nice piece of art work

ArtbyPeggy
03-02-2012, 02:14 PM
Thank you so much for the nice comments Linn, Kim, Barb, and Nonie :)

KarenESP
03-02-2012, 02:27 PM
Love that!

evartpat
03-02-2012, 02:31 PM
How the heck did I miss this one??

Great job Peggy!!:clap:

ArtbyPeggy
03-02-2012, 02:41 PM
Thanks Karen and Pat for your comments! They really mean a lot to me :)