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Power dive by lapis-lazuri Power dive by lapis-lazuri
Edit: No way! A DD, my first one! THANK YOU!!! :boogie:


Alcedo atthis, Eurasian Kingfisher, diving for a snack. These birds are incredible fishers, I've watched them diving on documentary films and it's a truly impressive sight. I really don't know how the photograph I used for ref was done. But the result is stunning and it was a pleasure to paint.

I focused most of my attention on the bubbles here. They took much of my imagination and inventiveness, and a few unsuccessful trials of the highlighting, until I finally got that look. Enjoy!


Reference "Under Water" by Gisela & Manfred Delpho: www.delpho.de/english/index.ht…
Take a look at the whole gallery on this site, there are some truly incredible photos.

Done entirely on Ps CS4.
Texture for the rocks from CG Textures.


Won First Place in the Dynamic Moments Contest - Artwork by :iconanimal-portraits:
Won Second Place in the Water-themed Contest by :iconsarahbuhr:
Participated in the "Traditional & Digital Art Birds" Contest by :iconparrotsandbirdsunion:


Animated WIP here:

Power dive - Progress by lapis-lazuri



Featured:
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A Feature of Awesome Art!


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Thank you very, very much for all the :+fav: and comments! I deeply appreciate your support!
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IceManDBB Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014
Awesome!
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lapis-lazuri Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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FDugourdCaput Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014   Traditional Artist
wonderful work 
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lapis-lazuri Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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ZoPteryx Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I am absolutely awestruck by this!!! :o (Eek) 
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lapis-lazuri Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad you like it :)
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scatbadh Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Really nicely done!
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lapis-lazuri Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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SkunkyKitty662 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
DO A FLIP TURN, BIRDY! FLIP-TURN!
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lapis-lazuri Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't worry, it knows its job :D
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