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Puffin

By hedspace77
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This was a giftart for my mother, on Mother's Day (back in 22nd March). The actual painting doesn't have the banner.

Hopefully, I can do more paintings for fanart portraits...

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Watercolours, Coloured pencils (mainly Prismacolors and Faber Castell)
Adapted from reference.
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Dimaa's avatar
it's incredible! you're so good with watercolors! i would love to ee more in the future xD
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sariochanHobbyist Traditional Artist
What a beautiful puffin. :aww:
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Very nice, Mandy. Definitely fav!
MasaakiYagushi's avatar
Well I actually laughed when I saw this.
Puffin is my nick-name from my best friends. XDD
And now you drawed a puffin... well... nothing more to say. xDD
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hedspace77 Traditional Artist
Hahaha, now I'll call you Puffin, is that's OK. I hope it wasn't a nasty name.
They're such cute animals. ^^
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okay. do this. xD
I don't have a problem with this nick at all. X3
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ShirubaaNekoHobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow that is so freaking awesome :wow:
The watercoloured BG is working extremely well with the bird, giving the image more depth and putting the bird more into the fron and center.

And the bird itself looks so real, it could be photo as well. Even the single small feathers are visible *___* Here, especially the feathers on the starting of his legs are eyecatching. The legs and feet are amazing as well.
And I so love the face *_* The eye, zhough many people demand, birds won't have, shows so much emotion, feeling and intelligence, it's amazing. It makes me smile to look at this pice ^-^
It is a very impressive, yet so calm and beautiful drawing.


I bet your mum was so happy about this ^_^
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hedspace77 Traditional Artist
Aww, yeah, those tiny feathers - how DID I do that? :giggle:
The whole picture (including the puffin) is in watercolour, I just added the details in coloured pencils. Love this technique so much.
I'm so glad you see that the puffin's expression is happy (I wasn't sure at first).

:cuddle: My mum was sooo surprised to see this, and now... she asked me to paint many more!! :plotting:

Thank you Neko-chan :thanks:
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SpiritWolf19Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Such a lovely puffin. The colors are really vivid. It's the perfect gift!
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Absolutely great, very detailed, and the background...*_*
Love it.
bunbunbunny7's avatar
Birdy!XD The colors are so vibrant and I love the background. Your mom must be very happy :heart:
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SoftdeathHobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely great work on it :D The colouring is so well done :clap: Sure you mom is gonna love it :aww:
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hedspace77 Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. :heart:
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Nautical-Nieky General Artist
Aww... so lovely & colourful :aww: And such awesome depth :wow:
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hedspace77 Traditional Artist
Thank you, Niek!
I'll be drawing more animals, coz it's tremendously fun. :dance:
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Nautical-Nieky General Artist
You're very welcome, Mandy :aww: And yay, then I will be looking forward to them :excited: Because they're much fun to do... and you're so awesome doing them :w00t:
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hedspace77 Traditional Artist
Thank you again for the encouragement.
Yes, I kinda miss drawing animals now, but it was all I ever did for Uni projects. Drawing kawaii type animals. :excited:

I can picture my next challenge: a rat wearing a pirate hat. Now where did that idea come from? :XD:
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Nautical-Nieky General Artist
You're very welcome, my friend :ahoy: That's what dA's for, right?
Awww... yay for the kawaii type animals :boogie::dance:

:hmm: Where indeed did such a preposterous idea come from :sherlock: I'd love to see you do that, though :excited:
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MagnoliasDragonProfessional Digital Artist
So pretty! I like birds.
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Delicious~ :hungry:

jk ;P
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hedspace77 Traditional Artist
I hope you ARE joking :rofl:
Yet, those are edible
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Hmmm... are they endangered?
If not :pacman:
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hedspace77 Traditional Artist
:evillaugh:
I dunno.. but I saw on TV, some were being caught, cooked and eaten. They seemed similar to eating pigeons!
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NakaAyu General Artist
This is simply a stunning artwork and a very skilled usage of color.
I really envy you your skill with colors.

Hope your mom really enjoyed it~
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