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ShellyF
02-15-2002, 10:33 PM
This is my effort for the night. I think I went way too dark, but oh well live and learn. And of course feathers were a strange alien for me... wasn't really sure what to do with them. Great choice of photos Animal!! After viewing some of hte great results, I'm thinking I should have tried the frog, everyone's looks so good:)

Oh yeah, charcoal on newsprint.

ShellyF
02-15-2002, 10:35 PM
ooops, time for me to go to sleep. I forgot the pciture :)

dupliKate
02-15-2002, 10:37 PM
I really like how you did the feathers......they look truly feathery!!

Maybe if you darken the background just a little more, the flamingo will come forward more. I think you did a great job here!

K:)

Merriel
02-15-2002, 10:45 PM
great drawing.

leirrem2

AriadneArts
02-15-2002, 10:48 PM
Very, very nicely done! (I think MY feathers look more like fur LOL)

Surfinia
02-15-2002, 10:50 PM
Those feathers look great. You got a lot of detail in them. Well don.

mebucko
02-15-2002, 11:14 PM
Erin, good job with the flamingo, I don't think it's bad at all, being dark is different, maybe even avarte-garde, no... it's just neat looking. hee-hee I like it!
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Dec-2001/ranbucko-2.gif

RuthT
02-16-2002, 07:44 AM
Very graceful flamingo Erin. I too like the feathers.

The darkness doesn't bother me, it looks just fine. :)

Luvy
02-16-2002, 07:46 AM
Love the feathers also Looks great

addphan
02-16-2002, 10:58 AM
hey, erin...you might be right about it being a little dark, but you were able to get everything else right...i think you did an excellent job on the feathers. well done!!!

Leaflin
02-16-2002, 01:54 PM
Erin you have captured the grace or this wonderful creature.
Well done.

digistyle
02-16-2002, 03:03 PM
Iwanted to do this one too, but ran out of time. Hadn't thought to try charcoal. It gives it a good look. Nice job on the lighting effect on the rear of the bird.

digistyle

baquitania
02-16-2002, 04:11 PM
Damn I was sure I was gonna be the only one to try that bird! This has got great tone... I knew I should have just used pencil! See what happens when you don't listen to your gut, other people do your drawing... :(

et tu erin? just kidding, this is great... nice to be out done by friends...

Bobby :D

ShellyF
02-16-2002, 07:13 PM
Thank you so much everyone for your comments!

Bobby, could you really have been satisfied with a boring old balck and white version ;) Yours turned out fabulous (as usual, of course :D

pencils4me
02-16-2002, 07:18 PM
Very nice Erin! This guy had such wonderful curves........ You did great!

TJ

ShellyF
02-16-2002, 07:24 PM
Thanks TJ, I think it was his graceful curves that attracted me to this one, but now the more I look at it the more I realize the way I did his eyes, he just looks mean and nasty LOL! Oh well, like I said before, live and learn. It was still a lot of fun :D