FINALLY posting my art (with my favorite model)

Kiwibird

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Have been talking a lot about the art I've been creating but not ever shown any. Hint: I don't do 'traditional" :p Here is one of Kiwi along with the photo I based it off of. This piece took about 6 hours to create. It is all drawn by 'hand' using a Wacom graphics tablet. While obviously digital art allows more freedom, I actually used to do drawings in a very similar way to this style using just plain old Crayola color pencils when I was younger. Been a LONG time since I drew before picking it back up a few months ago.

Constructive criticism is welcome! I know the bright colors and style isn't for everyone, of course:eek: Also, any idea what 'style' of art this look would fall under? Pop art? I never took art courses past what every kid in school had to take so I don't know much about 'styles' or if that even matters since it's digital. Oh and please excuse the ridiculous "watermark". Still looking into my options on that!:


*Colors are a bit more dull than real life for some reason after uploading directly to forum:( I tried another way earlier that showed more accurate colors but apparently no one could see it:

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Photo I used for reference:

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Owlet

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oh wow that's certainly a unique style, it looks wonderful! It looks like a style you'd find in like Mexico or around islands or something.. if that makes sense.
 
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I definitely am drawn towards that 'island' look in home decor so interesting to hear others see a bit of it in my art:) Also helps that Kiwi's natural colors are very much like a tropical palette:p
 

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Help! Same here, I see beautiful Kiwi but no additional art. Here is what I see.

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Bummer. I think it will show up now at least. Unfortunately, for some reason uploading directly to the forum has dulled the colors a lot:(
 

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I still can't see it!
Pretty keen to - love stuff done in brights...
 
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Now? lol. I *really* need to get started on my actual website to post images on. Ever since the photobucket thing, I have had minimal luck posting images here through the forum directly. Sometimes they will show, other times not...

I know the one above is showing (the one posted to the forum) but I *think* a better version with the right colors is now showing for everyone else below (shows for me):

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What criticism?!? It's perfect!!!!!!!!! Beautiful!! I want one!!!!
 

itchyfeet

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OMG Love it! I want one two! Or four...the orange makes a brilliant background :)


(Yeah, I see it now ;) )
 

ChristaNL

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Wow, that one is intense!
 

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Now? lol. I *really* need to get started on my actual website to post images on. Ever since the photobucket thing, I have had minimal luck posting images here through the forum directly. Sometimes they will show, other times not...

I know the one above is showing (the one posted to the forum) but I *think* a better version with the right colors is now showing for everyone else below (shows for me):

Markedkiwiart.png

Very Cool April :smile049:

Do you have a logo?
 

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That's gorgeous, April! I love how you did the colours, Kiwi looks fantastic!
 

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Wow, I love it!
 

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Absolutely unique!

Bold, modern, completely arresting. I love it. It would be the instant centerpiece of a room. I have always admired artists who can develop such singular and wonderful styles. I feel as if I'd now be able to pick your work out among any others.
 

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Hmmm, Kiwi applied for a Copyright for all of his likenesses.


Assure that you create a signature and set the term Trade Marked under your signature. Dates are always a great tool.

Julio seem a bit jealous. Got an oooooh reaction from the Shoulder Lord.

Love the colors, they are hues that I can see.
 

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I love it!


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Exceptionally beautiful, April! Have you showed this to Kiwi, and if so is there any reaction??
 

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