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Bird practice sketches by namu-the-orca Bird practice sketches by namu-the-orca
Species depicted: many, ask if interested!
Time taken: 1 hour / 2 minutes each
References used: artists.pixelovely.com/
Tools of the trade: Photoshop CS5


Not dead! Yesterday I found out about this hideously handy website, artists.pixelovely.com/, where you can basically choose what you want to practice (hands, expressions, birds, horses, etc.), set a timer for how long you want to work on each picture and voíla, your own customised slideshow with reference pictures to practice with. So today I decided to give it a go with the birdies :) I drew thirty in total, each sketch done in two minutes. Lots of fun to do and great practice!


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All submissions in this gallery, be it photos, paintings or drawings, are copyrighted to me, Namu-the-orca. No one has the right to alter, distribute, copy or use my art without my written permission unless stated otherwise. My submissions are NOT stock
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Vanzkie Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Student
*comments just now*
When I saw the eagle owl sketch I was like "I saw that in shutterstock XD" 
I've been thinking of making a tutorial on those birds since I'm quite familiar with their complex anatomy and species XD
can I use your dolphin drawing tutorial for outline reference?
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namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, yeah, I guess these pics are pretty widely known.

Yes you may use it as a reference, so long as it's not obviously copied without original input, and as long as you give some sort of link back to me/my tutorial in the deviation description :)
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Vanzkie Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Student
thnx :)
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SilvAquaStar Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Awesome! ^-^ That sounds like the best site ever!
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namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, it totally is! :D
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Cypselurus Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely work! ^^ What's the one just above the Eurasian Robin? 
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namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! If you mean the owner of the wing that stretches above the robin, it was some kind of gull (very busy eating a huge crab, which I artistically replaced with a fish because they're easier to draw). The dark markings there were my attempt at getting down the shadows, which actually only makes it look weirder XD If you mean the sitting bird above the robin, that's a lady peacock :)
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Cypselurus Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :) Oh! That makes sense. Yes, I was asking about that one. Yeah, I thought that it was some kind of wing-shadow when you first said gull, and I was actually typing the sentence asking about what the shadows were when I read the last bit of your comment. Doh xP And thanks for the clarification! Your drawings are beautiful :)
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namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, seems you're gripped with the 'reply before reading full comment' problem as well - same here xD You're welcome, and thanks again, I'm glad you like them :)
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Cypselurus Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D I've actually had some pretty embarrassing incidents cause of that- and that was before you could edit comments on dA. Once was when I was replying to many people at once, including two people I was talking to about North American backyard birds (I think) and European pondlife respectively. dA's comment-working thing decided to crash briefly, so I copied my comments and stuck them on a word document to send later, so I wasn't to lose the massive paragraph-things. Of course, I ended up copy-pasting the bird reply to the pondlife reply. Doh >< 

:) 
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