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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Red Tailed Hawk

I joined a partner swap for a 1/1 card. In this swap, we had to check our partner's profile and do a card based on what they were interested in. I picked "bird" out of his profile and did this red tailed hawk. I love how he turned out and wish I'd made one for myself too. Though, I do have to say, I wasn't totally original in this. I'd done a 8 1/2" version of this in a mini-class before, and was thrilled to be able to duplicate it without the instructor talking us through it. It's done with just two colors, brown and blue, except for the touch of color for his eyes. The hardest part then and now was drawing it free hand. The curve of that beak is a lot harder to do then it looks!! Well...at least for me.

5 comments:

runningonink said...

HOLEY BUCKET RENU! I love this hawk we have a couple in my neighborhood and I just love seeing them! This is an amazing piece!

Jenn Klee said...

It's so light and transparent, great work!

Far North said...

Wowsers! I love the softness of the colors. Your drawing is fabulous and the peak is perfect!

Mrs. Fence said...

You have a gift for drawing, that's for sure! It's hard to believe you only used two colors!

Traci G said...

Oh wow!! You are so incredibly talented!! I don't even know what else to say. You blow me away!!!

 

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