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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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