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Mechanical Hummingbird Color

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By Dreamspirit   |   Watch
Published: March 28, 2011
© 2011 - 2019 Dreamspirit
Completed on February 16th, 2011

For the moment I'm going to consider this "done" knowing I will either be revisiting the actual piece or the concept in the future.

I ended up altering some gears to make sure the wings would move as they needed to, and I toyed around with just a touch of blur as well.

Detail view also available.

Photoshop CS3 and CS4

Prints available. Email me for details.

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Silveraxe's avatar
SilveraxeProfessional Digital Artist
Oooh looks fantastic!
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DreamspiritProfessional General Artist
Thank you! I really adore this character, and I'm looking forward to another shot at illustrating him!
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I look at this and I see a blend of two things I love; 10 Years and Steampunk. Thank you for sharing this.
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DreamspiritProfessional General Artist
I'm not sure what 10 Years is. Can you enlighten me?

I'm glad you like the art, though!
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I wish I had a Mechanical Hummingbird :P

That would be so awesome.
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DreamspiritProfessional General Artist
Thank you so very much for the compliment! :)
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RisendeCabreHobbyist Digital Artist
This is brilliant! I thought it was a golden living hummingbird until I looked closer. x3 Very unique, love the details and colors!
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DreamspiritProfessional General Artist
Thanks so much for taking the time to leave me feedback! :) I really enjoyed designing him and trying to imagine how he would work were he a real creature. :) The details were definitely the fun bit, and I'm looking forward to designing similar clockwork creatures in the future as well!
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spookykitty123Student General Artist
Stunning.
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DreamspiritProfessional General Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it!
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crocodiledreamsHobbyist General Artist
It's very nice in print, too. ;)
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DreamspiritProfessional General Artist
XD It also hides well in shipping tubes, or so I've heard... ;)
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crocodiledreamsHobbyist General Artist
Indeed it does!
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the-Mad-HatressStudent General Artist
I love this bird. I want one.
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DreamspiritProfessional General Artist
Hehe! Well the original is off flitting around, but I DO offer prints, if that's a consolation. ;)

If I could make a physical one of these that could take flight, that would be truly wondrous, though!

Thanks for taking the time to leave me a comment!
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the-Mad-HatressStudent General Artist
It would be rather excellent if they were real things.
Any time, any time. :)
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aboveClouds Digital Artist
Great colors. I really love your painting style.
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DreamspiritProfessional General Artist
Thanks so much! I've had a lot of fun painting these little clockwork critters and am eager to get rolling on the next one I've been planning. If only there were more hours in the day!

Thanks for taking the time to leave me feedback! I really appreciate it!
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JCTBStudent Filmographer
I love the design! =D
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DreamspiritProfessional General Artist
Thank you! I've had a great time designing these critters and have another one I'm working on now!
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JCTBStudent Filmographer
Sweet! Can't wait to see it =D
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CarrynHobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! I didn't know this was yours. I like the work.
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DreamspiritProfessional General Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you like it. :) This was teh first personal piece I'd done in awhile so it felt really good to just... create. :)
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