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.
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?
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!
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.