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Common Kingfisher (Digital Painting) by Rick-Lilley Common Kingfisher (Digital Painting) by Rick-Lilley
Common Kingfisher (Digital Painting)
Worked from three photos of Kingfishers, three photos for scene, two sprigs of ivy from the garden and my favourite tree root from my stock of props.
Time about 30 hours.
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:iconczarnymagvivio:
CzarnyMagVivio Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
The Beauty of Nature.
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:iconblue2k:
blue2K Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh, this is really good! Nice composition and colors (:
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:iconmokona--modoki:
mokona--modoki Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
fantastic work, those references paid off, i can't really fault this, the colour work is lovely and the blurring of the background works really well :)
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ArtCrusade Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love the colours! So amazing, so beautiful, yet so fragile. The Kingfisher really is something special! 
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:iconoverflo:
Overflo Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is ruined a little for me because I know this photograph (the kingfisher ref) too tell, in fact I am looking at it right now. I'm not entirely sure what the other two kingfisher references you used were even for?

Great picture, nice over all effect. Ruined marginally by your custom-brush grass effect and the background looks like a photograph with a poor oil painting filter over it.

Not critique on the kingfisher itself... wait a moment why is there a wire straight line on the wing?
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:iconcatelee2u:
catelee2u Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great!
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:iconmurtazarizvi86:
MurtazaRizvi86 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
love everything about it.
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:iconrick-lilley:
Rick-Lilley Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconmurtazarizvi86:
MurtazaRizvi86 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
welcome
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:iconmichael-wulschner:
Michael-Wulschner Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Photographer
The kingfisher is one of my favourite birds, especially of it's coloring :D
Your painting is just perfect! The details you put on it are stunning! :thumbsup:
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:iconrick-lilley:
Rick-Lilley Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! :iconhummingbirdplz:
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:iconmacross-n:
macross-n Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
very impressive!
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:iconrick-lilley:
Rick-Lilley Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you again!
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:iconmagicalsecret:
MagicalSecret Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
The bird and the tree look fantastic! You did a really good job of them, but the little plant grass at the bottom look pretty flat and as if it was just a preset brush that you just used.
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:iconrick-lilley:
Rick-Lilley Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much, You are right about the plants, I will rework then as soon as I can, I don't use preset or custom brushes, I usually paint everything with the default soft round brush, in the case of the plants, I painted a few the duplicated them, I knew I was cutting corners, but I wanted to get onto my next pic, now I will have to go back and do it properly!
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:iconmagicalsecret:
MagicalSecret Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I've done that before too! It feels nice to feel "finished" but when you go back over them, certain things will always bug you and you'll get the need to fix them. *o* Goodluck with it, you've shown your potential, so I'm sure you can make the whole piece look very photo realistic. :)
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:iconrick-lilley:
Rick-Lilley Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you again, Most appreciated! :)
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caminante0 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student Interface Designer
It thought this was mixed media when I first saw it, because the bird actually looks like a photo.
I can only imagine how much love you must have put in this painting :aww:
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:iconrick-lilley:
Rick-Lilley Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! :iconhummingbirdplz:
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:iconderpina-kun:
Derpina-kun Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
this is painted?? :jawdrop: hooooly i thought it was a photo!
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:iconrick-lilley:
Rick-Lilley Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Once again, Thank you very much! :iconhummingbirdplz:
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:iconmattchewbackaar:
Mattchewbackaar Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love it, but wish I had your skill when coming to Airbrushing D=
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:iconrick-lilley:
Rick-Lilley Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you again, very much! :iconhummingbirdplz:
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:icontikury:
Tikury Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
wow, almost looks like an actual photograph! Very impressive!
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:iconrick-lilley:
Rick-Lilley Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! :iconhummingbirdplz:
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:icontikury:
Tikury Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
you're welcome!
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:iconoyee:
Oyee Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student
Nice picture. The tones and colour handling seems a bit off, but othing a few layers wouldn't fix. And I really love all the little details in the bird and flore. =)
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:iconrick-lilley:
Rick-Lilley Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you, I am still pretty new to digital art, and still have a lot to learn! :iconhummingbirdplz:
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:iconoyee:
Oyee Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student
Well, you're well on your way becoming an awesome one. :D
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:iconrick-lilley:
Rick-Lilley Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you again, very much! :hug:
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:iconmisiek296:
Misiek296 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
This bird look so real... I love colors
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:iconrick-lilley:
Rick-Lilley Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! :iconhummingbirdplz:
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smoochum302 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
The focus really makes this painting! The background compliments the bird beautifully!!
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:iconrick-lilley:
Rick-Lilley Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you again very much! :)
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:iconarte-de-junqueiro:
Arte-de-Junqueiro Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oustanding - love these birds!!!
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:iconrick-lilley:
Rick-Lilley Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much!
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youfuckingl0ser Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
beautiful, looks almost as though its a photo :)
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:iconrick-lilley:
Rick-Lilley Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :iconhummingbirdplz:
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:iconrynkadraws:
RynkaDraws Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
again, like my last comment,
bird is ammmazing, plants need more shadows.
lovely work.
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StrawberryKuma Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Cuute!
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:iconrick-lilley:
Rick-Lilley Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :iconhummingbirdplz:
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:iconrobertoluiz:
RobertoLuiz Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW, very nice!
The bird looks real, and the blur in the background was very good.
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:iconrick-lilley:
Rick-Lilley Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you again, much appreciated! :iconhummingbirdplz:
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Sparrow-Leon Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
wow, nice, i thought its real! XD
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:iconrick-lilley:
Rick-Lilley Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you again! :iconhummingbirdplz:
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:iconrsc3:
RSC3 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I encourage you to do more painting.
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:iconrick-lilley:
Rick-Lilley Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :iconhummingbirdplz:
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:iconrsc3:
RSC3 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful! I can tell that you have spent some time on this. I love the focus out section as well.
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:iconrick-lilley:
Rick-Lilley Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! :iconhummingbirdplz:
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firmacomdesign Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great work love the colors and the bird looks amazing
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