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Blue Bird Layer Paint by charfade Blue Bird Layer Paint by charfade
Haven't been able to do any studies on my desktop computer due to discomfort from my chair. So I'm painting more on the tablet in layerpaint. Decided to finish the Blue Bird I started last weekend. 2 hours today, about a hour or so last week. I have a few more bird images planned like this, I want to be able to do all the birds I can see in my backyard. ^^ Neat little studies they are.

About Florida Eastern Blue Birds
Only one of 3 American species of Blue Bird can be found in Florida and that's the Eastern Blue Bird. The Eastern Blue Bird are common in the northern parts of the state and in the panhandle. Unfortunately today an exotic non- native species of the European Starlings and House Sparrows reduced the Eastern Blue Bird Species in the southern regions of Florida. Nesting competitions of the colliding birds have virtually driven the Eastern Blue Bird out of the state completely. Conservation efforts and education of the Eastern Blue Bird were set up in the 1960's and since then an established population of the Eastern Blue Bird still exists in the north, however more effort can be made to help this bird. For example hanging Blue Bird nest boxes in back yards and along highways in rural areas can help increase the Eastern Blue bird population. If you live in Florida please do what you can and educate those around you about our native species!

For more information about the Florida Eastern Blue Bird please visit:
Florida Blue Bird Society floridabluebirdsociety.com/

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HiyoriNoHiyo Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beautiful!
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Luspear-Soram Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Wow. I was looking up bird on Google Images. I found this. This is amazing work. The rendering is so beautiful and realistic. It is even in digital painting, which is the medium I use. I am examining the picture closely to figure out how you painted it. I am trying to learn how to render the unique feathery texture of birds. I would like to look at more of your pictures. I am working on a digital painting of a bird I made up. It is called a fengelo. I am using pictures of real birds as a reference.
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Luspear-Soram Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Hey! I just uploaded my picture, in case anyone is interested. I am surprised I was able to do a picture this good in one setting. Thanks so much for the help.

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charfade Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2016   Artist
Hiya Luspear, I just got your message. Daw I'm very happy you enjoy this work and that it helped inspire you. I did show a build up process of the wood pecker here: Downy Woodpecker Paint Process which was similar to how I approached this blue bird.  This whole series was a learning experiment. I think as I went I got more detailed and confident.  I do live streaming and help teach more of my process here: picarto.tv/CassArt and my calendar when I stream is listed here www.casswomack.com/resources.h…

Sry for the link dump but I wanted to mention it because its a lot easier to show and explain then to describe it. I hope to see you on sometime ^^ 
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Luspear-Soram Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for the resources and help. I am a bit preoccupied with practicing my art. However, when I am ready to learn more, I have sources. Thanks for the links. I also got a bunch of art books for my birthday.
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charfade Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016   Artist
Oh also you might also like to check out creatureartteacher.com/ and watch some of his videos. he has an teaching approach I particularly enjoy. 
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charfade Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016   Artist
awesome, I highly recommend taking the time and putting your own projects to the side to studying the masters. Also doing studies for the sake of learning values, different textures, anatomy of different subjects. This helped me break out of my own comfort zone. Study from life more then from books if you can. Books give you guidance and a place to start, but life will always be the number 1 best resource. 
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flamedreamer Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Your bird drawings are absolutely amazing! They all look so sweet and full of vibrant color! Amazing work!
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JocelyneR Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015
Beautiful results! Amazing work!  :heart:
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Cypselurus Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely colors! 
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TheSoullessChild Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the color of the feathers
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TheWolfNamedCc Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aw this is so cute! I love the colors and the expression in the eyes :)
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MadeWithLove8 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very beautiful!  I feel like there is quite too much pure white to look natural (it feels a little more like a washed out photo.  Also there's that harsh dark line between the birds left side and the background.  With that being said though, it's still a nice piece!  
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Eonaleth Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
really beautiful work Char and I would say this looks like a kingfisher: www.fritzhaeg.com/webpic/gl-pi…
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Leia1987 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Another lovely bird you drew! I love how you use colours :D

Something i noticed, the little pink flowers on the branch, i think the colours don't suit the colour palette with the rest of the painting (specially the bird). I dont know if it just me or not? Maybe make the flowers a little more orangy / red?
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petia84 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it! And the colors are so bright!<3
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muzski Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Superb, Char. The feathers and the colouring work very well.
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GCBelsey Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
O.O so bright!!! It looks almost 3D - beautiful work! :D
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stolterman Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
I keep finding myself looking at this and stopping in my own work. It's hypnotic! So beautiful
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charfade Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013   Artist
XD I really hate when that happens! Thank yous! :hug:
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trizzzcentrino Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
another great painting from charfade, nothing can stop her not even "THE(uncomfortable) CHAIR"
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charfade Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013   Artist
yeah I really need to get a better chair for home T_T took my normal one to work for awhile.
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trizzzcentrino Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ha ha, goodluck finding a comfy chair, i need to find myself one too but it is really hard to find one that fits me ^^
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daPatches Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013   Digital Artist
I love the bright, happy colors!
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charfade Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013   Artist
XD thanks DP! ^^
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Ravenhaven Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
Truly beautiful!
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charfade Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013   Artist
daw thank you so much! ^^
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eLucive Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! Very bright and colourful. Nice job!!!
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charfade Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013   Artist
XD thank yous! :hug:
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eLucive Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Most welcome! :)
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ZeMage34 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful as always, your bird paintings are the best :)
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charfade Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013   Artist
daw! Thanks! :hug:
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SandboxAlchemy Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is so beautiful!
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charfade Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013   Artist
^^ thankies! I'm really loving the layer paint program on the galexy note. Simple easy paint program with out added complex fluff!
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Tcat435 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Rib Birdy's brother!

Rib Birdy aside; This looks beautiful Char, really nice job :)
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charfade Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013   Artist
haha, so that would make steak birdie?

And thankies! :)
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VoadorChama Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice. :)
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charfade Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013   Artist
Thank yous! ^^ :squee:
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VoadorChama Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry I typed such a short comment; I was tight on time and didn't want to fave and run. :P My actual opinion on this piece is that it is extraordinarily realistic, I love the vivid colors, and overall, the composition seems perfect. :)
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charfade Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013   Artist
aww, XD I know what that is like, commenting with short on time. Thank you for taking the extra moment. ^^ I appreciate it. Especially since I'm still working on a painting style of bird that I like. Glad you like it! :heart:
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VoadorChama Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:) I hate to fave and run, so I usually try to comment SOMETHING, even if that's just gushing about how awesome a picture is.
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JessiRenee Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
love this! it's beautiful!
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charfade Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013   Artist
:heart: Thank yous! ^^
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Mirri Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Uuuh! The colors are sooo pretty =3
I also really like the feathery texture! It's always a pleasure to see your work! ^^
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charfade Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013   Artist
dawwww thanks Mirri! :hug: Hearing this from you always makes me smile! Especially since I've always had a deep respect and admiration for your work as well!
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LadyBeluga Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013   Digital Artist
I always love your studies, and artwork in general! You always incorporate such vivid and lively colors. Wonderful job on this one! :)
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charfade Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013   Artist
Aw thank you LB! ^^ Still working out a style I like. Not to real and really trying to break my cartoon habits XD

Miss yous in the study loop! :hug:
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LadyBeluga Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013   Digital Artist
You're Welcome! And I think you're acquiring a wonderful style. :)

Yeah, I hoping to make some time to get back to the studies soon! ^^
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ItsLudar Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This Is Gorgeous!
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charfade Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013   Artist
:hug: thank yous!
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