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Sparrow drawing by AmBr0 Sparrow drawing by AmBr0

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Drawing a Sparrow bathing, coloring with Pastel sticks and pencils on paper.

Sparrows are a family of small passerine birds, Passeridae. They are also known as true sparrows, or Old World sparrows, names also used for a particular genus of the family, Passer. They are distinct from both the American sparrows, in the family Passerellidae, and from a few other birds sharing their name, such as the Java sparrow of the family Estrildidae. Many species nest on buildings and the house and Eurasian tree sparrows, in particular, inhabit cities in large numbers, so sparrows are among the most familiar of all wild birds. They are primarily seed-eaters, though they also consume small insects. Some species scavenge for food around cities and, like gulls or rock doves will happily eat virtually anything in small quantities.

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AnnaZLove Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant work!
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Mayu-ne Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2018
I love your art! I have no words to express properly, it's gorgeous <3
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AmBr0 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2018
Gracias! Pues prueba en español! ;P
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Mayu-ne Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2018
También es verdad jajaja Me parecen impresionantes tus pinturas, son tan realistas y con tanto detalle!! De verdad que muchas en pequeño pensaba que eran foto hasta que haces click y ves que está pintado y entonces me quedo embobada mirando la pantalla y tus dibujos durante un rato *-*
Y esta del gorrión me llamo la atención porque un animalito que nos parece tan común que lo ves por la calle cada día y a veces la gente ni repara en él, dedicarle una pintura y plasmarlo taan bonito <3 me fascinó, y el agua una pasada de verdad. Enhorabuena por tu trabajo y sigue deleitándonos con tus maravillosos dibujos =^-^= <3
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AmBr0 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2018
:D Muchas gracias! Pues no tendrían sentido si nadie lo viera, así que gracias por mirarlos.
:thanks:
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suezn Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2018
Stunning! 
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:iconimulot:
iMulot Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2018
Such nice work <3 
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vanndra Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
So sweet. Beautiful work!
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ClaytoneCarpe Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018  Professional Writer
Excellent travail. La texture est sensationnelle. ^^
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PhotosCrystalJones Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow ! Lovely ! Heart Heart Heart 
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018  Professional General Artist
Whoa very nice! I am thrilled you've entered both to the contest! :la:
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PralineDheula Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww it's so cute!
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AlessiaGuggisberg Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2018
Stunningly realistic! Congratulations!
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:iconart-ablaze:
Art-Ablaze Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this looks so precious! :heart:
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:icontinyorangelove:
tinyorangelove Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow supremely realistic!
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mecengineer Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018
amazing
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:iconrobi83:
robi83 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful much realistic👍😊
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KingVahagn Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love how you have achieved the blurry effect in the background.
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Witnee21 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WONDERFUL
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XxSynisterxX Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2017
omgoodness! this is amazing!!! I love sparrows XD
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Electric-Raichu Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh i've never seen a sparrow coloured like that. usually they're brown and light grey like the ones on wikipedia.

but i haven't seen one in years. i've heard they've been exterminated in australia as agricultural pests.
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:iconambr0:
AmBr0 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018
Yes, You are rigt. I took some artistic licence with the colors :D. The real drawing is not so saturated and the intensity depends on the light :thumbsup:
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Cresynchro Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2017   Traditional Artist
Beautiful!
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A-Hippocampus Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2017
This bird looks like it's enjoying its bath very much! I love the wet look of the feathers!
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KanaGo Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SOOOOO cool!
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firefysh1140 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2017
Beautifully done.  :-)
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plumita1 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2017
Como siempre......................................:iconawesome-plz:
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ratinrage Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
 :clap: 
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jjkiefer Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Can you tell me what kind of paper you use for your pastel works?  This is such a detailed a beautiful piece!
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AmBr0 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2017
:thanks: Sure, Clairefontaine pastelmat is the paper brand. It has rough tooth that you can smooth and blend with the fingers once the pigment is applied. Hope that helps :thumbsup:
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jjkiefer Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful!  That's exactly the kind of paper I bought.  Now all I have to do is figure out when to apply light colors first and when to apply dark colors.  
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AmBr0 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018
:thumbsup: Have fun and practice then :strong:
Check out the videos if you need some timing
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jjkiefer Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I did check out some of your videos as well as others.  There is a big difference when working in graphite and working in pastel.  I have found it's better to work from dark to light in pastels which is just the opposite with graphite.  I really like the Clairefontaine Pastelmat paper.  I just posted my first piece using it.  Thanks for your help.  Cheers!
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:iconambr0:
AmBr0 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2018
I agree, every medium has its properties and peculiarities :thumbsup:
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shelleypalmer Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
wonderful - you have captured the vulnerability. This will be one of my favourite drawings of birds that I have seen to date.
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MachaetFafnir Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Macha: This is so beautiful .. I like it Clap Clap Nod 
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MrSkylar-1995 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
So detailed...
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MoonyMina Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing!!! the movement is so stunning here!!
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Nekter Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2017
Most lovely work, as always :)
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FrostBreath21 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
IT'S SO FREAKING ADORABLE!!!
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LazyLizard226 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ooh, I love this one! You can clearly see that it's an Old World House Sparrow, and every feather is clearly visible. I love how you did the water and the water droplets around the sparrow, too! It makes the scene look like it's frozen in time. These little birds deserve more art of them; they're actually quite beautiful, I think. 
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AmBr0 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2017
Thank you! :thanks:
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LazyLizard226 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem! Hug 
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MITSUO2 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2017
Beautiful work! :D
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asari13 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice art
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GeorgeXVII Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Muy bonito como siempre ! me encanta los colores y los detalles son preciosos . enhorabuena 
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:iconambr0:
AmBr0 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2017
:thanks::iconsecrethandshakeplz2:
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tdcooke Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nice
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2017
 A very lovely little bird, very beautifully drawn.Nod 
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Rose-Hunter Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
gorgeous work
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Make
Panasonic
Model
DMC-FZ200
Shutter Speed
20/10 second
Aperture
F/5.6
Focal Length
8 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Dec 28, 2017, 4:58:23 PM
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Adobe Photoshop CC (Windows)