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Big Daddy by AlexRuizArt Big Daddy by AlexRuizArt
I had a lot of fun doing this one. Mainly because of how funny the drawing is...you're not sure if the big guy is gonna eat the little ones, or feed them, or God knows what!:) But rest assured, he's taking care of them.
You can probably notice all the photo reference I used, it's very intentional. I wanted a somewhat realistic look to this, kinda like a National Geographic photo.
Thanks for looking!
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faster-by-choice Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
O.O That's a big bird.
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soler7 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
Great work !!
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ColletteJEllis Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009  Professional General Artist
I have no idea why I like this XP lol I love those wings, and it is just so random XD
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HikitsuriOokami Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008
O_O O wow this is epic. I love the way you did the birds wings. D: That thing is huge.
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annythings Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008
great! I really like this big guy!
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akeli Featured By Owner May 29, 2008   General Artist
Wow, amazing! I love the scope.
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MedatronXL Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2008
Well done man! Well Done!
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DrewGreen Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2008
I love this! Your clever use of textures for the bird's feathers is superb.
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Nigh7shad3 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008  Professional Filmographer
dude this creature and his hatchings reminds me of a monster in Gantz manga! [link]

read chapter 34 onwards heh
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uglyographer Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008
Hey you,

It's Jess from Revelations. I really like this piece. A lot different then the rest of your portfolio. Congrats! It will only make you a stronger artist. I like that you kept your style, especially around the head. It looks like maybe the original sketch intended something more robotic. I appreciate that there is still an air of that technology there, especially as a would-be-tearsheet from a National Geographic. I've never attempted to render feathers myself, and yours definitely translate as feathers in this scenario but in some areas it almost starts to look like water with all the refractions (which of course may be stylistic). And finally, I kind of have a problem with the leg. It took me a second to realize what it was because based on the pose I assumed it would be behind the baby birds. By having it in the front, it plays tricks on your eyes and confuses what the larger bird is actually focusing on. Like right now, I think he's looking at his foot, which I don't think you intended.

Anyway, that's it! Love the image!

Take Care,

j
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