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Sing Green, Sing by Woodland-Mel Sing Green, Sing by Woodland-Mel
Chirp.
Once again, just practicing and experimenting. Let me know what you think.

The original is roughly 3 x 6.5 inches. I used a mechanical pencil, a prismacolor blue pencil, waterproof pen, and it was mostly done with acrylic paint and in one of the cheap, thin paper, moleskine sketchbooks. The image is of a spotted towhee (I think), and was referenced from the Birds of Oregon Field Guide by Stan Tekiela [link]
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bevolsen Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
Wonderful and charming. Makes me feel terrific looking at your work.
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zakniteh Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
I think it's a beautiful little sketch! I adore seeing artist's sketches/experiments/doodles and what not. There is something so nice about them. A very nice rendering. =)
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GreenViggen Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010  Professional General Artist
very well done!!
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stoopidsarah Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010
I really like this piece, the colours and the layout are all superb. Really nice work. :)
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xlostxinxdreamsx Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is very good! I love the colour blending and shading. Excellent work! ^^
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Woodland-Mel Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009
Thank you so much
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ChanceToBloom Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
You are so good at drawing birds, and I absolutely love your style. You're like my role model when it comes to drawings like this! The drawing is slightly stylized, but it still looks like a real life representation of a bird. It has a little bit of your artistic license showing through, and I admire that so much.

One of my favorite artists is a wild-life illustrator from Oklahoma, Debbie Kaspari. Her style is similar to yours, and if you want some ideas or reference images, I really recommend looking at some of her work. Here's her website: [link]

Keep up the good work! I love looking at your sketches. :D
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Woodland-Mel Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009
D: Ah! thank you so much, that's really too sweet to hear. I looked at that woman's site, back when you first posted this, she's amazing! I'm sad that her site seems to be down now.
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razyjean Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
You are amazing with this stuff. The only critique I could possible give is that the right foot doesn't match the rest of the work. It sort of looks unfinished. Besides that, it's awesome. Even the eye, I feel like the bird is looking at me.
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Woodland-Mel Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009
Ah, I think you're right about the foot- thanks

and, you know, it is looking at you. da-duh-duuuhhhh!
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twilightofrose Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
I'm never too fond of birds of any kinds (except for owls), but this is just so darn cute! He looks so realistic, but at the same time, like OrangePopFox said, looks like he has a personality.

Sorry I can't give a proper feedback, I've never been good at giving feedbacks on art; it's especially hard to do so when you don't draw yourself, I think. Since I'm no artist, I don't think I have the "right" to criticize other people's work.
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Woodland-Mel Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009
Aww! No, I really appreciate it. I'm never good at it. I just looked at like 10 pieces and completely failed at any kind of words even though I loved them to death and really wanted to say something.
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OrangePopFox Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009
I enjoy drawing birds a lot, and this is one is really nice. I like the use of media, the little guy looks like he has personality.
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Woodland-Mel Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009
Thanks so much.

Man, I wish I was better with words- I'm trying to formulate what I'm thinking into something verbal and I can't -frustrating- it's along the lines of: your gallery has some really whimsical and refreshing pieces. I really like your style
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OrangePopFox Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009
Thanks a lot, I think you worded it very nicely.
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vladimir-the-hamster Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009   Digital Artist
Ooh, I love these bird paintings you did. :) Wish I had some constructive feedback. Ah... well, :thumbsup:
I always love the way you draw animals.
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Woodland-Mel Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009
No worries, I only added the critique thing because I didn't mind if people wanted too. I'm the fav-without-commenting-type --so I can't be a hypocrite X)
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SweetYuya Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009
The colors in this one are beautiful too, but the birds head doesn't quite look right to me, so it throws it off. Still, it's a lovely piece overall.
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Woodland-Mel Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009
Thanks- yeah, you know what it was, I was looking at reference but the body didn't fit on the vertical layout~ so I changed it... but didn't realize it was wonky until I added color
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BobZar Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009   Interface Designer
So freaking cool... I love this.
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Woodland-Mel Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009
Thanks
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meataidstheft Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009
I'm sorry I'm not being super constructive but this is definitely the best thing ever. The colors are so upbeat and the expression on the bird is lovely.
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Woodland-Mel Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009
No worries- I never give half as many comments as I wish I could (I usually even have a hard time getting my brain to work enough for replies ;p) So I'm more than happy for what ever I get :3 And thank you so much, I really appreciate it
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