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Mauritius Foody

Foudia ruba [male]

21 total reviews 
Comment from seshadri_sreenivasan


This is a realistically made digital painting of the endangered bird! he appears to be doing justice to his name!:)The light and shadows, colours and the composition have worked out well. Good effort!

 Comment Written 15-Apr-2019


reply by the author on 15-Apr-2019
    Thank you very much for your encouraging comments> :o)
Comment from Sean T Phelan


Hi Cleo!
That's a fine looking digital rendition of this attractive little bird,my friend!
As to it's 'critically endangered' status?
Extinction is just another aspect of the planet's Great Life Force in action. It's 'sad' but it's Nature's Way!
~Sean

 Comment Written 15-Apr-2019


reply by the author on 15-Apr-2019
    Thank you very much for your thoughtful comments. :o)
reply by Sean T Phelan on 15-Apr-2019
    You're welcome,Cleo!
reply by the author on 15-Apr-2019
    :o)
Comment from David Ruhl


You did a very good job on this Cleo. The colors you used match those I've seen in photos, and you have good detail in the wing feathers. As always, the notes are enjoyable to read too.

Dave

 Comment Written 14-Apr-2019


reply by the author on 15-Apr-2019
    Thank you very much for your encouraging review. :o)
Comment from Leeann Steele


Wow! How did you do this? It looks like a painting, but its not? The colors are fabulous, and the white background really makes the colors POP! Great job, its beautiful! Good luck in the contest!

 Comment Written 14-Apr-2019


reply by the author on 14-Apr-2019
    Thank you very much for youtr encouraging comments.
    It is a painting. My program allows me to paint digitally as if I would paint on canvas. I can choose the strukture of the canvas, the size and shape of brushes and I can mix my colors. I move my tools on a touch pad. :o)
reply by Leeann Steele on 14-Apr-2019
    Would you mind sharing what program you use. Im interested in getting my artist daughter into something like this. I could never paint like that lol! Thanks!
reply by the author on 15-Apr-2019
    I am using an updated version of ArtRage 4.5.2 by Ambient Design. It is available as download on the Internet. There is a newer version out now and a limited version for I-phones. :o)
reply by Leeann Steele on 15-Apr-2019
    Thank you!
reply by the author on 15-Apr-2019
    :o) :o) :o)
Comment from eileen0204


Cleo, your digital art is so stunning.

Like a brush that is attached to your hand, you make this seem so lifelike.

Colors are exceptional and I certainly appreciate your artist notes!

 Comment Written 14-Apr-2019


reply by the author on 14-Apr-2019
    Thank you very much for your encouraging comments. :o)
reply by eileen0204 on 14-Apr-2019
    My pleasure :)
reply by the author on 15-Apr-2019
    :o) :o) :o)
Comment from Kelly Grant


This is a beautiful piece! Very nice colors and detail you have done on the bird, and I like that it has something in its mouth! Nice work! Thank you so much for sharing!

 Comment Written 14-Apr-2019


reply by the author on 14-Apr-2019
    Thank you very much for your encouraging comments. :o)
reply by Kelly Grant on 14-Apr-2019
    You?re very welcome!
reply by the author on 15-Apr-2019
    :o) :o) :o)
Comment from iPhone7


Nice work Cleo. You always do such a marvelous job recreating images of interest.

Great colors here and your artist notes are very interesting.I will have to look this bird up and see how it is faring. Well done as always Cleo ~ Steve

 Comment Written 14-Apr-2019


reply by the author on 14-Apr-2019
    ThanK you very much for your encouraging comments. Let me know when you find any newer information then those I in my comments. I could not find any new. :o)
Comment from Patti C


You've given good attention to shading detail. The colors are very nice. I like the added detail of something in the birds beak and catchlight in its eye and its little toenails. The composition is very nice.

 Comment Written 14-Apr-2019


reply by the author on 14-Apr-2019
    Thank you very much for your encouraging comments.
    That little something in its beak is an insect. :o)
reply by Patti C on 14-Apr-2019
    You?re very welcome. And thanks for the info
reply by the author on 14-Apr-2019
    :o) :o) :o)
Comment from Regina E.H-Ariel


Another excellent bird drawing - I love the color range and the fine details on his feathers - you managed it perfectly to give the snow life by the perfect shadow and light application - you bird is well placed in your frame and has a lovely initial impact - well done

 Comment Written 14-Apr-2019


reply by the author on 14-Apr-2019
    Thank you very much for your encouragingt comments. :o)
    Ther background is sand.
reply by Regina E.H-Ariel on 14-Apr-2019
    if sand or snow - it is beautiful - I am sitting in a strange light, no daylight loll, sorry
reply by the author on 14-Apr-2019
    The background is abstracted. No one can say what it is. I just mentioned the sand, so other viewer won't get irritated.
reply by Regina E.H-Ariel on 14-Apr-2019
    loll, right whatever you did a greatjob on tecture contrast and lighting which is important to give it life
Comment from Bruceiorio


Good wildlife capture of this very pretty bird.
Good sharp focus.
Good depth of field.
Very good angle of view.
Good color and lighting.
Good complimentary colors.
Nice details and textures.


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 Comment Written 14-Apr-2019


reply by the author on 14-Apr-2019
    Thank you very much for your encouraging comments. :o)