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Old painting of a species of shorebird called a willet

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This is one of several old paintings that I had forgotten about and recently found. I'll be uploading them gradually to avoid bombing your inboxes.

I used some of my own photographs as reference for this painting.

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LacrymosaDiesIlla Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! I really like how you did the feathers.
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ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I'm glad. I need more practice with feathers. Don't have as much experience as with fur.
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whos-the-lemon-now-4 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, beautiful!
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ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! The favorite is much appreciated. :)
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whos-the-lemon-now-4 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're very welcome! your art certainly deserves it! :D
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Gnewi Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooooo! Very nice! I'm not sure I have ever heard of a willet before! Beautiful bird!
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ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I think willets are like the kind of song that no one knows the name or artist of but will recognize it if they hear it.
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aemiliuslives Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great job :D The feet look so delicate. Neat way do handle such a reduced color palette too :thumbsup:
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ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. :) I remember the beach and everything on it looked really grey the day I took the photos for this painting. Not in a boring or ugly way but in a simple way that looked really nice.
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reichan79 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
I like the pose and when I look at his eye I see the kindness. Is this normal to see things like that in the eye of the bird :D. The grey tones add positive mood to the drawing. Perfect!
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ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha. In the eyes of certain birds, absolutely. I think you can see a lot of things in the eyes of an animal. :)

I'm glad you like it. Thank you!
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reichan79 Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
"Eyes are a window to the soul" :)
You're welcome :)
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Namisao Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Very beautiful artwork =D
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ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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elphieofkiamoko Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
=w= Uuuugh stop being perfect. I love the tone of this one.
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ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you like it. :)
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dragondoodle Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful!
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ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! Your spotlight feature article was great, by the way. :)
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dragondoodle Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :aww: First time I've ever been interviewed :blush:
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btomimatsu Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are just amazing with drawing animals!!! :D
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ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :)
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JokerrLaughs Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful.
Looks so soft, I just wanna touch it
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ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I was pretty happy with the texture of the feathers when I made this. I'm glad you like it too. :)
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V-o-L-T-a-i-C Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Professional Writer
Aww :meow: I think I've seen a few of them on the shoreline around my family's cottage. So cute, and nice to finally know their name lol
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ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Yeah, so many shorebird species look almost exactly the same. It can tough to figure out who's who. :)
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LuLupoo Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
Looks like he or she is in a hurry :rofl: excellent work :)
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ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I bet you're right! They never seem to do anything slowly. They're always scurrying around really quickly. Thanks! :)
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LuLupoo Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
Your very welcome...Aww I would love to see them walking :)
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Veska3if Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
so freaking damn amazing *O*
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ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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Veska3if Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
you welcome ^^
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Michelle-JP Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is such a cute bird~! I think I have seen it before... But I can't recall where...
Lovely painting as always, dear~ :hug:
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ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! They're pretty common in various parts of North America depending on the season. I'll bet you have seen them before. :)
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Michelle-JP Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think I remember where I saw it~ I was at the beach with a friend and her family and this little birds were running around the sand looking for food like the seagulls.
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heartinart Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent!
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ThreshTheSky Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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