Ruff Elegance by HouseofChabrier
HouseofChabrier

Ruff Elegance

by HouseofChabrier in Watercolor Birds

8" X 11" Transparent Watercolor plus white and black on Strathmore Field Book Black Paper. Done from photographs taken by Norfold on Deviant art, and painted with his permission. To see photos of this marvelous bird go to:
http://nordfold.deviantart.com/

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  • Submitted:Oct 23rd, 2011
  • Resolution:2151x2759
  • Date Created:Oct 23rd, 2011
  • Filesize:2 MB
  • Camera:PENTAX Optio Z10
  • Exposure:1/15
  • Aperture:f/4.0
  • Focal Length:16.3mm
  • ISO Speed:800
  • Flash Fired:Flash did not fire, compulsory
  • Software:Corel Photo Album 6
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  • CreativeOne

    CreativeOne

    Thank you very much for sharing this beautiful piece of art,
    it's inspirational to all of us artists and at Shadowness we like
    to thank our amazing artists for all they do.

    To show our appreciation for you, your artwork has been featured
    in today's Daily Inspiration #232
    Congratulations!

    http://shadowness.com/dailyinspiration/forum/daily-inspiration-232

    Oct 24th, 2011 Reply inspire & be inspired
    • HouseofChabrier

      HouseofChabrier

      Thank you! I'm already painting another because they are so diverse in their feathers, and I love the elegance of such a little bird! Thank you so much for the honor of a feature in the Daily Inspiration. Your thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated!

      Oct 24th, 2011 Reply
    • CreativeOne

      CreativeOne

      sweet

      Oct 24th, 2011 Reply inspire & be inspired
  • PinkPotatoChips

    PinkPotatoChips

    Very nicely done! I like the clean lines in this... you are so talented! =D

    Oct 24th, 2011 Reply
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  • JurgenDoe

    JurgenDoe

    This is marvelous and outstanding .. wow .. what a brilliant bird

    Oct 24th, 2011 Reply Subscriber
    • HouseofChabrier

      HouseofChabrier

      I"m beginning to understand their posturing, and how they behave. In a way they remind me of the bowing and strutting of chickens or pheasants. Plus they fly up in the air, or jump, to show off, and show their fancy feathers. When they walk around sometimes they smooth down all those feathers, and at other times they strut with all their feathers erect and wings down. Somewhat like a turkey or Peacock when they are displaying. I never even knew this bird existed a week and 1/2 ago, and I'm enjoying painting, learning, and researching more about them. I think I like this one and The Incredible Ruff best. But I still have more, I've drawn up, and started to paint. Eventually I am going to paint a scene with a number of males, and just one disinterested female walking among them. I am so wicked to torture those poor birds in a painting!

      Oct 24th, 2011 Reply
    • JurgenDoe

      JurgenDoe

      pure little birds getting tortured from you and they just behave so to impress the female and getting better as all other males ;rofl

      Oct 24th, 2011 Reply Subscriber