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Other animals drawn by me:

Curiosity didn't kill the cat by Ilojleen Cat by Ilojleen Ginger kitty drawing by Ilojleen Frogs drawing by Ilojleen Frog by Ilojleen 

Basic info

:pointr: size: A4
:pointr: media: Derwent Artists coloured pencils, Mars Staedtler Lumograph 8B, black paper
:pointr: time: approx. 3h
:pointr: reference photo: [link] [credit to Ben Andrew].

About the drawing

OH LOOK, ILOJLEEN DREW SOMETHING DIFFERENT THAN PEOPLE! :giggle:
Yeah, I've had this need to try drawing a bird for some time, but I was afraid. When I came across Ben Andrew's great photographs, I felt it's high time to give drawing birds a shot. I chose this picture of the cormorant because I thought it would be simple to render :aww: You know, baby steps first :B Hope you like it!

Next drawing to be posted: a portrait done in coloured pencils :happybounce:
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:iconbonniemarie:
Bonniemarie Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014   Traditional Artist
Amazing highlights and details. So dramatic!
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you :iconbummy3:
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:iconn0rks:
N0rks Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I HATE BIRDS BUT I LIKE HOW YOU DREW THIS BIRD. :B Well done, I love all the little details on the feathers. :aww:
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013   Traditional Artist
Haha thanks a lot :cuddle:
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:iconn0rks:
N0rks Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :)
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:iconhendrikhermans:
HendrikHermans Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful job !
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks a bunch :hug:
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:iconsuemart:
SueMArt Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You did a wonderful job :) (Smile) 
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you kindly  Meow La I'm glad you like it!
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:iconsuemart:
SueMArt Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So welcome :) (Smile) 
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:iconbizkit66:
Bizkit66 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist
Awesome!!! love cormorants!!! :heart: 
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :la:
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:iconbizkit66:
Bizkit66 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist
Most welcome, nice to see them, not featured enough id say!!
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013   Traditional Artist
:iconnewglomp:
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:iconbizkit66:
Bizkit66 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist
:huggle:
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:iconcodinas:
Codinas Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Exceptional work with the plumage of the Cormorant. :phew:

It looks so real that I almost was afraid of being pecked by this bird when I saw it!! ^^;

By the way..........:confused: What chapter of "Supernatural" appears this character? =P

 

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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013   Traditional Artist
Hahah, that was funny :giggle: Both the fear of this bird and the reference to Supernatural :D
Thank you! :heart: I'm so pleased you like it :la:
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:iconjdavidson6:
jdavidson6 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
How did you get the color on black paper? Did you color it white and then color over it? Really great stuff.

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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013   Traditional Artist
I drew with coloured pencils straight on the black paper :) The colours are so vivid because of the pencils softness. Hard coloured pencils wouldn't manage to leave such bright lines.
Thank you! :hug:
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:iconwicked-illusion:
Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:ashamed: Now you remembered me of my bird colored drawing from last year. I haven't even drawn the whole head yet. :rofl: Not familiar with this bird, but it looks great on black paper! Pretty colors. Great work!
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013   Traditional Artist
Oooh, poor headless/half-headed bird :XD: Hope this fella gets his head one day!
Thank you so much! :icongreenheartplz:
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:iconmayeaux:
Mayeaux Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Splendid!
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :hugs:
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:iconmayeaux:
Mayeaux Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!:hug:
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:iconlichotka:
lichotka Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
Widzę, że czarny papier zagościł w Twojej galerii na dobre :)

Ładnie uchwycona poza kormorana i bardzo ciekawe narysowanie piórek. A znów dziób to mistrzostwo, bardzo podoba mi się jego tekstura.
Samo zdjęcie niezupełnie mi się podoba - może przez to czarne tło właśnie, jakoś sam ptaszek mi do niego nie pasuje. Ale to już poza kwestiami technicznymi, bo technika, jak zwykle, jest świetna :)
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013   Traditional Artist
Odkąd odkryłam najlepsze przybory do rysowania na nim, nie mogłam przestać produkować rysunków w tej technice/stylu :giggle:

Dziękuję bardzo! Obawiałam się najbardziej rysowania piór, bałam się, że wyjdą... twarde, ciężkie, a nie lekkie i puszyste, więc cieszę się, żę Ci się podobają! :hug:
Wiem, że zdjęcie nie należy do wybitnie zachwycających, ale dla mnie było w miarę ładne i proste do narysowania :)
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:iconmouselemur:
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Quite stunning artpiece :aww:
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot for the kind comment and fav :iconflowerthnxplz:
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:iconmouselemur:
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure :D
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:iconandersvolker:
andersvolker Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
very well made​​, a black bird on a black background
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot :iconloveredplz:
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:iconsteffa-cat:
steffa-cat Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Cudowne, tylko pozazdrościć, a raczej pogratulować takiego talentu Clap  Świetna praca  Nod 
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013   Traditional Artist
Dziękuję z całego serca 5 seconds hug
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:iconwillie51:
Willie51 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice job!
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks a bunch, Willie! :D
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:iconwillie51:
Willie51 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome.
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:iconcatherinekiedis:
catherinekiedis Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
W trzy godziny coś takiego?
To jest przeurocze!
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013   Traditional Artist
Czarna kartka odwala robotę za tło, więc reszta idzie szybko :giggle: Dziękuję serdecznie :rose:
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:iconwierszownikk:
Wierszownikk Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ładne piórka :D
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013   Traditional Artist
Dziękuję :dummy:
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:iconkokosiak80:
kokosiak80 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Uwielbiam Twoje prace, ale do tych na czarnym papierze mam szczególny sentyment. Piękny rysunek, chociaż ptak sam w sobie jak dla mnie paskudny, ale to nie reference photo się ocenia, a wykonanie, czyż nie Wink/Razz ?  Właśnie zauważyłam :slow: rvmp  , że ja też się kiedyś pokusiłam o latającego stworka na czarnym papierze High-five!  - w moim przypadku nietoperka :bat: 
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013   Traditional Artist
Dziękuję serdecznie :D No cóż, piękny łabędź to nie jest :giggle:
A tak, znam ten rysunek, widziałam go, kiedy odwiedziłam Twój profil :)
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:icongeneralorry:
GeneralOrry Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Impressive. You create life in color from black paper!!! :dalove: I love all your works!!  Keep it up!!!
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, dear Fran :hug:
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:iconflamingodancer123:
flamingodancer123 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
I love it!!!  I'm so happy you are trying birds!!!  I just started a bird group called heavenlybackyardbird and please..................join!!!  I'm so excited, you are such a talented artist my friend and I have a lot of other folders of lots of different things!!!! :)
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013   Traditional Artist
Aww, thank you so much! :cuddle: remake  I really appreciate your enthusiasm and that you like the fact I try new subjects :dummy:


Thank for the invitation! :hug: But... may I join if I draw more birds? Because I drew only one and I wish to draw more, but I'm not sure if I do it in the end. If I joined now, I wouldn't have anything more to contribute :XD:
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:iconflamingodancer123:
flamingodancer123 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
But if you join now, you can get great ideas, see others work for inspiration, we have so much variety, and I KNOW you will be great at birds, animals, landscapes, anything you put your mind to......:D
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013   Traditional Artist
You're right ^^ and thank you for the kind words! :)
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:iconflamingodancer123:
flamingodancer123 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
Thank you so much for joining, I can't wait to see what you come up with, but in the mean time, enjoy others art!!!  :)
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013   Traditional Artist
Aww, thank you :iconvioletheartplz:
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