View Full Version : FND by Crissy (this ones for the birds)

02-15-2002, 11:26 PM
Okay, i was a bit late but i did make it. I think i only did an hours worth though, sorry animal.

First, some sketches that i did in 2H, then blocked in with an ebony pencil, takeing about half the hour all together:
Then a set of parrots i did about the same way taking a good 20 min:
Then i took that sketch of the parrots, and desided i wanted to add just a bit of tweekting with my photo editor. I only added some airbrushed color with my mouse... not easy for even what i did. Maybe i did do more then an hour :)

Thanks for the fun animal. I like drawing birds and things, though i never had the patience to put in all the feathers :)

02-15-2002, 11:36 PM
Enjoyed looking at all your sketches. The large birds are very well done - especially like the touch of blue.

02-15-2002, 11:57 PM
Oh, I wouldn't have dreamed of even ATTEMPTING to do all that sketching...I like the blue birds best of all. You managed a helluva lot for someone coming late! :)

02-16-2002, 12:48 AM

What's the cockatoo saying :confused:

Great sketches, nice work! :clap:

02-16-2002, 01:01 AM
lol... wingnut that says "1 min" because i did that in one min, i marked them with how much time i took on them :)

Thanks for all the coments.

02-16-2002, 01:15 AM
The Hyacinth macaws looks like Valentine's birds -- they look so in love! :D


02-16-2002, 01:20 AM
should have put a red background in with floating hearts :)

02-16-2002, 06:24 AM
Hey Chrissy,

Like seeing your sketches, negative space is soooo effective....

:-) Katja

02-16-2002, 10:13 AM
You really worked hard taking on so many.
Your sketches are great and you have captured a tenderness in your birds.
Well done :)

02-16-2002, 10:15 AM
you've shown a lot of nice examples...like the last colored one, too...thanks for all your work!

02-16-2002, 03:43 PM
Great sketches! I love my ebony pencils too. The have a great range of greys!


02-16-2002, 03:58 PM

what order are these in, I'd be interested to see how you warmed up from first to last... good sketches all around, and I think you should finish tweaking the parrots... they seem so lonely... ;)

Bobby :D

02-16-2002, 04:49 PM

I sketched them all in, flamingo, butterflie, frog then cacatoo, in the light pencil to get the basic shapes... then in the same order i filled in the ebony. Spent maybe a little more time then i said because of the sketching in... but basicly the same.

Then i spent the rest of my time on the love birds cause they were so cute, and for some reason i couldnt do them small :)

Thanks everyone else. love your comments :D

andrew, ebonys are so wonderful arent they :)

02-16-2002, 05:15 PM
looks nice the picture, you need to improve the brightness and the sharpness on the birds!

02-16-2002, 08:17 PM
Nice sketching Crissy - think I like the cockatoo best though...

I also love my ebony pencil


Laura Tasheiko
02-16-2002, 09:16 PM
Nice sketches! You got a lot done. L.

02-17-2002, 11:38 AM
I spent a lot of time with the ebony pencil on that jaguar. I'm impressed with the way you used it, though. I really am learning something from you more mature artists about blocking in some negative space around my subjects. Gonna try that pretty soon.

PS: You really captured some nice gestures quickly. Good stuff.


02-17-2002, 04:39 PM
Tigr, if you stop learning... thats when you should worry :D

02-19-2002, 10:59 AM
These are Great sketches ,Crissy. What is an ebony pencil??:D

02-19-2002, 04:42 PM
I'm not sure, but i dont think its made from graphite like normal pencils. This thing is BLACK. not like a color pencil either, it can be erased, and not like a charcole pencil that smears so much. It does smear, but not nearly as much as a charcoal. Its smooth, and very very black. I am not sure what else to tell you... it came in my drawing pencil kit, and all it says on it is "ebony".