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Ardea Alba by melyanna Ardea Alba by melyanna
Today's theme for Reddit Sketch Daily was:

Swamps

The heart of a swamp is an area often little seen by human eyes. Draw some flora or fauna that reside deep in the swamp.


This bird is called great egret (Ardea alba) and is pretty common where I live.

Pencil on parchment paper (I wish I bought it in different shades - this one is beautiful, but it's getting boring).
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BethannNg Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
This is really pretty. I love the simple elegance of it.  Great job
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melyanna Featured By Owner May 5, 2015
Thank you.
This is by far my favourite drawing I have ever done.
I should draw more birds.
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GeorgieDeeArt Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Professional General Artist
Unless it is the desired effect, I think that the graphite linework could be a bit darker next time because it tends to blend too much with the pattern of the paper, leaving the illustration rather faint.
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melyanna Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
Thank you so much for the constructive criticism.
I always find it a bit difficult to get the right balance between blended shadows and enough contrast.
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GeorgieDeeArt Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Professional General Artist
Yeah, just a few experiments here and there and you'll soon get it right :) You're welcome.
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Evolvana Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015   Digital Artist
Very elegant line, that's nice! :D
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melyanna Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
Thank you!
I think this my favourite artwork I have here on DA. :)
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