Ruff Display by HouseofChabrier
HouseofChabrier

Ruff Display

by HouseofChabrier in Watercolor Birds

8" X 11" Transparent Watercolor white and black on Strathmore Black Fieldbook Paper. Painted from the photos of Norfold on Deviant Art. To see his photos of Ruffs displaying on a Lek in Sweden go to: http://nordfold.deviantart.com/

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  • Submitted:Oct 23rd, 2011
  • Resolution:2656x2088
  • Date Created:Oct 23rd, 2011
  • Filesize:2 MB
  • Camera:PENTAX Optio Z10
  • Exposure:1/30
  • Aperture:f/4.0
  • Focal Length:14.4mm
  • ISO Speed:800
  • Flash Fired:Flash did not fire, compulsory
  • Software:Corel Photo Album 6
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  • JurgenDoe

    JurgenDoe

    You're so good in this style of painting .. your birds are marvelous

    Oct 24th, 2011 Reply Subscriber
    • HouseofChabrier

      HouseofChabrier

      I decided to put a foggy looking wash over the background as an experiment. I kind of like the effect of morning mist. I love these birds. I feel they are so delicate and elegant. I use a 3/8" and 1/4" angle brush to lay in big areas or washes, but most of the work is done with a 20 ought brush micro mini, and a no1 liner brush. Each line is a simple stroke, and has to go down perfect. I'm still due to paint a wild and crazy oil painting after all of this control. I'm glad you are enjoying these birds, for I really enjoy painting them.

      Oct 24th, 2011 Reply
    • JurgenDoe

      JurgenDoe

      I know what you mean with the no1 liner .. same in digi painting . I mostly use a 1px brush to paint the hair strokes

      Oct 24th, 2011 Reply Subscriber
    • HouseofChabrier

      HouseofChabrier

      It's strange, but painting with a brush or a Wacom Tablet and a pen tool is exactly the same...except there is only virtual paint. You would laugh, the first time I erased with the pen tool I used my hand to brush off the tablet. It was an automatic gesture, and I laughed at myself. The great thing about the computer is you can enlarge the area you are painting, such as an eye, and then put every subtle nuance you want in it. Some day I'm getting a new computer just for the art part. and keep this one for all the other stuff! :Heart

      Oct 24th, 2011 Reply
    • JurgenDoe

      JurgenDoe

      That's how I work .. I enlarge the areas I'm working on and go down step by step

      I would have cracked up seeing you erasing something on the tablet

      Oct 25th, 2011 Reply Subscriber
    • HouseofChabrier

      HouseofChabrier

      I caught myself, because it is an unconscious gesture, and then started laughing. We humans are such creatures of habit.

      Oct 25th, 2011 Reply
    • JurgenDoe

      JurgenDoe

      Indeed we are .. you should have seen me first time using the tablet .. going over as if I still use pencil and paper

      Oct 25th, 2011 Reply Subscriber