No way! A DD, my first one! THANK YOU!!! 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 Second Place
in the Water-themed Contest
Participated in the "Traditional & Digital Art Birds" Contest
Animated WIP here:
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