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PatrickHedges
04-06-2011, 09:05 AM
Hi guys, companion piece to one I did before. They are so full of character that I hope I captured some of it.

5x7

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Apr-2011/60252-Emu_09_comp.jpg

annamelia
04-06-2011, 09:17 AM
You certainly did capture the character in this Patrick, fabulous work.

artbygail
04-06-2011, 09:22 AM
I love this one Patrick, you certainly did catch the character. When I first opened the page, the little guy made me chuckle. Love his eyes.
Gail

fire angel
04-06-2011, 09:54 AM
That is awesome Patrick!!

Harry Seymour
04-06-2011, 09:55 AM
Outstanding character treatment as usual.

Buggin3
04-06-2011, 10:42 AM
This has lots of character for sure. They will make a great set!

03ahmed
04-06-2011, 10:44 AM
Commenting on this again!! Fantastic work!!

SammyH
04-06-2011, 11:10 AM
Patrick, I'm chuckling, too. Fantastic feathers and eye. I am jealous about the long, long eyelashes but not the hairdo.

richc
04-06-2011, 12:27 PM
Patrick, great piece, you did capture the character for sure, looks good.
Rich

Celticelf
04-06-2011, 12:58 PM
Patrick - he makes me happy! As for the hair, he has the same cowlicks I do when my hair is short :)
Truly an exquisite clown.

lorna12
04-06-2011, 01:54 PM
I love it! A great character to match the other piece, extremely well done...especially that eye!

Bertoni
04-06-2011, 05:12 PM
Patrick:
A great looking Emu!!!

MuttHut
04-06-2011, 05:22 PM
Very cute Patrick, just love those lashes.

Wendy

Rodman
04-06-2011, 05:46 PM
Mission accomplished ... tons of fun to look at.

birdlover
04-06-2011, 08:29 PM
Very funny. Air brush then scratch?

PatrickHedges
04-06-2011, 09:26 PM
Many thanks guys :)

Yes, the "hairstyle" and eyelashes are something else. As for Terri and Sammy, I personally just wish I had more hair to work with :lol: :lol:

Lorna mentioned the other piece. It'll hopefully eventually be a tryptich
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Apr-2011/60252-Emu_montage.jpg

tigress
04-06-2011, 09:40 PM
Very nice! They, like ostriches do have so much character and cuteness.

Obedec
04-06-2011, 11:27 PM
Third one should have a goofy grin or an angelic expression. One of my most favorite comedy skits of all times was how to wash an emu! Love these guys.

PatrickHedges
04-06-2011, 11:39 PM
Many thanks :)

Karen, you mean an angelic expression like this?
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_E3aT2431XpA/S9MAs8jRcSI/AAAAAAAADeU/HNK4NnSlUG0/s1600/emu.jpg

:lol: :lol: I found that on the net - very clever editing

Obedec
04-06-2011, 11:42 PM
Guffaw!!!!That would explain the expression on the other two.

kdkbrown
04-06-2011, 11:52 PM
Really like your work. Do you enjoy working on the white board?

artofnature
04-07-2011, 12:30 AM
Ah so it's white board. i was going to ask. Nice work Patrick. This is going to make an awesome tryptich. Love it. When u going to do the final one?

PatrickHedges
04-07-2011, 03:04 AM
Many thanks :)

Actually Lesley and DonnaRae, it's blackboard with the outside bits removed by steel wool and then fg brush. I add the extended feathers back in with a pen and then fade them out to suit with the fG brush.

lorna12
04-07-2011, 04:17 AM
:lol:@Patrick...that's hilarious!

Patrick, have you tried using rubbing alcohol to remove the black...it works just great!

PatrickHedges
04-07-2011, 05:39 AM
Cool idea Lorna, thanks :)

PaintDog
04-07-2011, 05:54 AM
Just hafta say, emus are sooo weird!! I remember as kids, long before the "do not feed the animals" signs went up at our local zoo, we would feed them peanut shells. We'd laugh and laugh at how dumb they were to eat the shells with no peanuts . . . * snicker *

Great job capturing their odd look and textures, Patrick!

artbygail
04-07-2011, 10:03 AM
Patrick, both your Emu are fantastic, love their personalities. Can't wait for the third one.
The one you posted with the Angelic expression broke me up into laughter, love it... and your humour. Gail

Diana Lee
04-07-2011, 12:29 PM
I LOVE these guys!! Are you done with the third yet?

Diana

FoggyMountain
04-07-2011, 02:04 PM
So cool Patrick! Both are so comical. Your angelic expression photo isn't showing up for me so I'll have to wait till you do the third. Hope it's soon. This is great.

PatrickHedges
04-08-2011, 09:13 PM
Thanks guys :)

Diana, I was going to wait but I will start the third one soon

objectivistartist
04-08-2011, 09:45 PM
well, if you can find it, how about from behind looking up? :evil::lol: