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NickyW
07-17-2007, 01:41 AM
Hi all, I have just started a new WIP, he is a gorgeous Rooster called Strider. Sorry i forgot to look who posted the photo, but thankyou. Any C&C welcome.:wave:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Jul-2007/106708-100_1208.JPG

Netty
07-17-2007, 02:43 AM
He is certainly a handsome dude Nicky!! Going great so far. His colours are so beautiful, especially the neck feathers. Watch out chickies!!!
Annie:)

NickyW
07-17-2007, 03:01 AM
Thanks Netty, i am struggling with the background at the moment, gosh it looks like a Rooster struttling through a vineyard lol..arrgghhhhh no posts till get this background worked out, its only supposed to look like a backyard chookpen..

Pabs
07-17-2007, 04:22 AM
Hey Nicky, you have certainly captured his elegant, aloof air here!
Hope the background works out OK for you, as I'm sure it will.
Regards,
Pabs

NickyW
07-17-2007, 04:59 AM
Hi Pabs, thanks for your nice comments, i completely wrecked the background so scrubbed it off and re did it..im just doing a plain background of sky and grass...boring i know, but easier.

GaryNorthants
07-17-2007, 05:50 AM
Looking great Nicky, he certainly has that regal stature. As for the background have you considered a road? We could all ask why he crossed it then lol
Looking forward to the next update
Gary

NickyW
07-17-2007, 06:08 AM
Hi Gary, thanks, well i have a blue sky and green grass, its very boring lol, but i havent finished the rooster yet so i better wait to see what happens with that before i put it in the bin lol..

flyfisherflyfisher1
07-17-2007, 07:16 AM
Great start Nicky, That one drumstick looks good enough to eat:lol: as far as background, give him something to stand on then model the background with light grey and light browns and then put some grass behind him. (Red and green complimentary). I think your off to a great start I'll be watchin' this.
Pete

NickyW
07-17-2007, 07:20 AM
Oh Pete why werent you here before, i have scrubbed the background off once and put blue sky and green grass lol..and then, when im not happy with something i will keep going back until i completely stuff it up lol..hmmm..lets see what tomorrow will bring, thanks for your compliment and help..

flyfisherflyfisher1
07-17-2007, 07:37 AM
I'm sure it'll be great whatever you do:clap: :clap: !
But, bring some salt, pepper , flour and oil for that drumstick:lol: !
You keep doing such nice chickens we'll call you the "chicken lady":lol: :p
Pete

NickyW
07-17-2007, 07:43 AM
Oh Pete, thankyou, i might be able to salvage it tomorrow, im just so hopeless at backgrounds, maybe i will bring the salt and pepper too just incase lol. hehe bout the chicken lady..

Mikki Petersen
07-17-2007, 02:52 PM
Think I've seen the ref and loved the proud strut of this fellow! You are getting it right on and the name is just perfect.

Mikki

VeronicaF
07-17-2007, 06:38 PM
Oh WOW Nicky,He is beautiful,love those colours in his feathers
he looks very proud!!love him,can't wait to see more

NickyW
07-17-2007, 10:19 PM
Thanks Mikki Thanks Veronica, hope i havent wrecked the background lol..thanks for your comments

NickyW
07-18-2007, 03:00 AM
Hi everyone :wave: I am disappointed with my efforts here, as i ruined the background not once but twice. So, think its pretty awful IMHO. I havent finished the rooster as yet, but anyway, its all a part of learning, i must get some practice on backgrounds i think :lol: C&C always welcome and very much apreciated..thanks.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Jul-2007/106708-100_1209.JPG

VeronicaF
07-18-2007, 03:37 AM
no no Nicky,the background is looking good,he is very proud and handsome Nicky,can't wait to see more

NickyW
07-18-2007, 03:49 AM
Thanks for your encouragement Veronica. I might finished it off, not sure yet.

VeronicaF
07-18-2007, 04:06 AM
oh you have got to Nicky,don't leave him
I want to see more,I think he is wonderful,and I love him

NickyW
07-18-2007, 07:34 AM
Thankyou dear Veronica, im sorry, i have lost it for this peice. I hate it. The background put me off, and i kept trying to go over it and over it, and in the end ruined it more and more....i will have a break for a few days and start something else. If my heart isnt in it im not happy. Thankyou for encouraging me i do appreciate it so much.