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every now and then i like to do something different. something simple without paying too much attention to details, blending, grid or that kind of stuff, just for the fun of it, or to convey a certain feeling.
this is what i did last night. it's done with white pastel on black paper. i also used some photo references which i combined together to get the composition i had in my mind. i like how it came out (probably just because i love seagulls ;)) hope you like it too.

15" x 10"
about 4 hours

edit: added watermark. see also [link]
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Karouj Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
Very effective, Kj6ytht ( Apologies my cat walked across my keypad, but think I shall leave it for added emphasis)
greyshade18 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011   Traditional Artist
this is fab
Dementophobic-Darco Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your artwork is just amazing. How long did it take you to get to this level of art?
jadedjamboree Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
First of all, this is just supersuper cool. I've seen your gallery and quite a few artworks, including this one, looked like photographs to me at first.
It's inspiring because everything looks so..strategically beautiful, like the strokes of the pastel and such. :)

I'm wondering what you mean by 'grid'? Because when I want to draw a portrait I usually mark up the reference to see how things are placed in relation to each other. So yeah, I guess I'm curious about how you do it if I'm right about the way you mean grid. :)
shimoda7 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
As for your question, I found this article [link] which explains what a grid is and how it works.
jadedjamboree Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
Ohh, thank you so much for the article/tutorial/and such. It was helpful. :)
I usually just made lines as I saw fit, but I've never actually tried using a uniform grid for some reason...
Haha, thanks again!
DevilRena Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ok so let me get this straight, you DIDN'T pay attention to detail and it ONLY took you 4 hours?! AND IT TURNED OUT THIS WELL! that's just........ my mind is officially blown.
unamedstreets Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
love the movement of the right wing. Wish the bird's gaze was slightly slanted in the same direction as the body though.
gvmtchz Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
Utterly beautiful. Feels like you captured the bird's essence.
Thanks for sharing!
shimoda7 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010   Traditional Artist
Much appreciated.
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