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gairlochan



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PostSubject: Painting Parrots   Wed May 06, 2015 12:47 am

A couple of fictitious and somewhat overstated parrots hanging from a gum tree (eucalypt) and eating gumnuts (eucalyptus seed pods), which I painted on my iPad in Art Set Pro to cheer up my husband's study wall. They started out as Rainbow Lorikeets (which come after our guavas), but got rather out of hand.

(I hope I can upload a pic in the reply to this post. There is no image upload icon here on this first page.)

Lachlan


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PostSubject: Re: Painting Parrots   Wed May 06, 2015 12:57 am




On looking at this again I realise I never really finished off the gumnuts: They should be loose, but not quite that loose, at least not when the birds are so comparatively tight. Must fix them, or at least attack the digital paper around them with a digital rubber. Ahem … must also extend the branch the hanging one is hanging from, so it doesn't look as if it's hanging in thin air...

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PostSubject: Re: Painting Parrots   Wed May 06, 2015 4:15 pm

This forum is a little weird in that we can no longer post an image with the first message in a new thread so you did it right by waiting until you could reply.

I like your parrots a lot. I used to paint digitally and Judy, our fearless leader, is a whiz at digital painting so you'll be in very good company! LOL
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PostSubject: Re: Painting Parrots   Fri May 08, 2015 6:57 pm

Thanks Jan,

I think I'll be doing more parrots from now on, maybe even real ones this time. It's hard to overstate them, as they're pretty overstated already, they're such exuberant, noisy creatures. I discovered recently that Australia has more parrot breeds than any other continent, so there's plenty of material. I've never really drawn/painted birds before, and there's not much point in drawing parrots, not in monochrome anyway; they're colour personified. I've spent most of my life drawing the human (male) form, so landscapes, parrots, paint and digital art are all new territory for me, scary but so, so, so much fun.

I'm really glad I found this forum. While pats on the head are nice now and then when you're not very confident, especially in new territory, they don't go very far and become meaningless pretty quickly and don't help you to develop at all.

Lachlan
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PostSubject: Re: Painting Parrots   Sat May 09, 2015 8:06 pm

Isn't it funny how you discover something you missed when it gets posted? Did your husband look at it first? My husband was always the best critic for me and could almost routinely spot something that wasn't right and had bothered me, but I couldn't see what it was until he pointed it out. I miss his positive feedback.

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PostSubject: Re: Painting Parrots   Wed Jul 22, 2015 5:20 pm

I just noticed Jan's comment about "fearless leader." LOL I'm glad to have company in the digital painting section.

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