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
Won Second Place in the Water-themed Contest by
Participated in the "Traditional & Digital Art Birds" Contest by
Animated WIP here:
Llama Giver Features VIII
JTOTW #7 - Exotic Birds
Winners of the Dynamic Moments Contest Artwork
Digital Art DD RoundUp - October 2013
Featured the winner of Sarah's contest is
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To Inspire To Dream
March-Feature and Wolf-TV
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They were an experiment actually. I just let my hand freely mess around with shapes of different size, and then added a little lighting and glittering.