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Hi guys!!

Well isnt it funny how after just posting that 'Im back' and all that, i disappear for another 10 days?! Lol! What happened was my stupid net quota ran out (yes, i have a net quota. Thus is the life of a poor student) and i had to wait for it to renew for the next month and stuff. It meant i had no net at all for 8 days, which aaaaaaaaaaaaaaalmost made me go batshit crazy. Almost. *eyetwitch*

Anyway, im back with a bang this time lol, cause i just happened to finish this piece today. :D Its a pair of ickle Green Avadavats on a twig. These are a type of munia (small finch shaped thing) that are in the pet trade and are listed as vulnerable because of it. This is for a competition over on DeviantArt, but im selling it as a print too on the extremely slim offchance that someone loves it THAT much. Re: poor student. :P


Clickie below for info on how i made it and to see it itself. Obviously. Ahem.

A pair of Green Avadavats (Amandava formosa) on a twig.

I chose these particular Avadavats mostly so that i could submit them into the Endangered Species competition over at #Birds-Club. Ive wanted to do a finch/waxbill/munia type painting for a while now though, as i used to keep them when i was younger. This piece was a LOT of fun and a great way to get back into the artsy swing of things. :D

The birds were drawn from scratch in Photoshop CS2. Referenced the plumage patterns from an old bird book of mine. Didnt really reference the poses so much as just the general shape of the birds from the same book. Didnt reference the twig which is why it looks so crap. :P The background bokeh was created using one of my own photographs layered on a very roughed out painting. Usually adding real life photographs to digitally painted drawings scares me lol, as it can look so obvious, but im crossing everything that this time it worked ok. >.<

Click HERE for a Wiki link for info on the green avadavat - a beautiful little bird.

Print comes with a small signature instead of the large watermark.

Click HERE to view what items you can buy this as a print. Theres everything from coffee mugs to canvas prints. :D


Date: 2011-07-29 06:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/woman_of_/
Very vibrant green colours!

Date: 2011-08-01 10:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tamakin.livejournal.com
Thanks! Theyre very vibrant little birds, so pretty in real life. :)

Date: 2011-07-29 07:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] snogged.livejournal.com
Love the vibrancy and the colors!

Date: 2011-08-01 10:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tamakin.livejournal.com
Thanks honey. *hugs* Theyre very active, vibrant little birds in real life so i hope that came across. :)

Date: 2011-07-29 08:06 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shapinglight
It's a gorgeous photo, Tam. I will come back and have a look at the other items when I have a bit more time.

Date: 2011-08-01 10:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tamakin.livejournal.com
Thanks honey! Though tisnt a photo, its a digitat painting hehe. Twas a LOT of fun doing these little birdies. :)

Date: 2011-07-29 08:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaczurda.livejournal.com
This is incredible! It's so pretty. :D

Date: 2011-08-01 10:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tamakin.livejournal.com
Thanks so much hun! *squish*

Date: 2011-07-29 10:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] louise39.livejournal.com
Beautiful pair of birds and luscious colors! Never heard of these birds before.

Date: 2011-08-01 10:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tamakin.livejournal.com
Thanks! Theyre lovely little birds with such characters. Ive kept a similar species - a Red Avadavat - myself and they are always on the go. Very busy little things. :)

Date: 2011-07-30 08:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kruemmelmonster.livejournal.com
amazing talent! I love the details you've put into this! seriosuly breathtaking!

Date: 2011-08-01 10:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tamakin.livejournal.com
Bless yah hun thanks so much *squishies* :D

Date: 2011-07-30 05:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kiratollan.livejournal.com
Wow, impressive painting :o :) I don't think you can see that the background was once part of a photo.

Date: 2011-08-01 10:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tamakin.livejournal.com
Thanks hun! And yay glad the photo melds together ok, that was a bit sneaky lol! :P

Date: 2011-08-01 05:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chic-c.livejournal.com
Superb artwork, love the delicate plumage and the colouring is amazing. :)

Date: 2011-08-01 10:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tamakin.livejournal.com
Thanks so much honey, im really glad you like eet! *hugs*

Date: 2011-08-04 12:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kayt-arminta.livejournal.com
Phew, I can finally see the picture and can comment! Yay!

Very nicely done, good work.

Date: 2011-08-08 07:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tamakin.livejournal.com
Lol yeah its a big one! Thanks :)
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