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Magpie by zetallis Magpie by zetallis
Here's something kinda different. A digital painting I did for a class. It's a magpie.. um that's it really >.>; I attempted realism but then got bored, tired and gave up lol. Heavy use of references though sadly I don't know where they came from.. it was an old file I found on my comp from ages ago. Done in photoshop.
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zetallis Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for your support! :D
Witty-Allowishus Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
Very welcome! I'm crazy for magpies lol <3
Also, very beautiful work on the NDK badge! :)
rice-chex Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You know I have this as a print, on my wall, and I just LOVE IT. It totally belongs there :love:
zetallis Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad you enjoy it so! :3
Kuvolviski Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Student General Artist
How beautiful o:
SpeckledGoblin Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
Really like this one :) Great work.
twofacetoo Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
is this a print?
zetallis Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, this is available as a print.
twofacetoo Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
epic. If I had money, then I'd buy it. Seriously, this is awesome.
BrennaRaven Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
Absolutely stunning! Very beautifully done :D
Thr0wn Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011
It's really nice! Love it! :)
hallikoira Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010
It looks so fluffy~ *w*

And my first thought was:" That's a photo, wait no, it isn't.", so.. IT'S BEAUTIFUL!!
Bummerdude Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Magpies is one of our most common birds around where I am, especially so as they don't migrate during the winter. Because I see it so often, I can easily start thinking about how neat it would be to have other 'exotic' birds in my environment without realising that the magpie is actually a very beautiful bird. Black and white with a taint of green and blue shining gently on its back feathers.

I am writing this because this image reminded me of the same thoughts. It's very pretty.
horseshoe62 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
Nerinath44 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful :) my favourite bird too :)
miserabel Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, I really love those birds, I think they are very pretty... and that painting really does do them justice! Gorgeous job! :clap:
BitVyper Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
What an ominous looking fellow.
satishverma Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
You have done beautiful work. This is absolutely excellent work.
Merimeikingu Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is absolutely beautiful . I think I'm in love :heart:
Azul-Seahorse Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010   Traditional Artist
I really like the fine details of the feathers, this is a brilliant painting of a much maligned bird.
JemLeigh Featured By Owner May 8, 2010  Student Digital Artist
wow, this is beautiful! magpies are my all time favorite birds :D
Wind-Flower Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
I tought it was a picure :XD:
You did an awesome job :faint:
Lykouros Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Student General Artist
This is really beautiful, especially the detail on the magpie. The background fits, though, even if it's a little simpler :)
magpie-poet Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010
I like the level of realism. Just real enough to be quite stunning, but just enough room to play and add a bit more personality. And he's all poofy like he's chilled. Which just makes it cuter :D
ZhaKrisstol Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning image, at first i thought this was done in acrylic paints. Great detail!
Shizuku-Uzu Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009
very nice, lovely work!
Pinhimble Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
So cute.
Exirc Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009
aw, it's all fat and fluffy
ForgottenDemigod Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
orcafreak Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning work!
GilJimbo Featured By Owner May 26, 2009  Professional Filmographer
REALLY COOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Shed-senpai Featured By Owner May 16, 2009
This is amazing! I moved to British Columbia last August, and I fell in love with the magpies here from the moment I saw the first one. Now to see it on an awesomely-done digital painting! I really like how the magpie itself is realistic, and the background goes more and more simplistic the farther back it is. It really brings out the magpie.
I must say, I envy your skills. I wish I could give the magpies as good a tribute as you have.
L0ne Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
toboeslovingwolf Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009
I love magpies, they're all over the place where I live.

Wonderful, beautiful picture.
IvanMijatov Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Professional Artist
Very breathtaking! I love the way you painting the magpie so gracefully.
ReincarnatedParano Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely gorgeous; your painting skills are fantastic. I really like your style, especially how you painted the magpie's feathers.
SnowRaven-Moonstar Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009   Writer
I don't know where to start with this piece. It's so beautiful, even more so than a photograph, that I don't know just what to say.I actualluy tend to prefer realistic art to photography. I'm trhying to get into the habbit of commenting but I am almost too wowed to be able to think of something to say. ^_^ well, take care.
lichiTree Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
awesome :wow:
Artest14 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009   Writer
I want to find the reference picture to this so bad. I like how you say "i wanted to do realism" and it looks real!! lol
LyrebirdJacki Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008
he looks more like a butcher bird but its tail is so long. it looks so good, i thought it was a painting
WolfLady Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I cant even find words!
copperarabian Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008  Student Photographer
Nice, the bird is excellent, and I think the background fits because it makes people take in the ird, not the leaves or something :D One time when we were camping black billed magpies ate a bunch of our food lol and we also have yellow billed magpies closer from were we camped XD
Sirus183 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008   Photographer
Awesome job. First time seeing this type of bird. Perfect render. Very life like. Great composition as usual.
NeuStrasbourg Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008
a masterpiece
Flying-House Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008  Student General Artist
Wonderful. Love the detail. ^^
Vamtaro Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I really like the way you rendered the feathers - especially the transition between the black and white.
jackr4bbit Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008
Absolutely gorgeous~ The detail on the feathers is amazing. :heart:
Lithaladhwen Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008
Wow. Fantastic.
pica-ae Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
aaaawww... f***
sorry for double/triple post... :|
pica-ae Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
ha... just thought about searching for my name, and whom, there is this wonderful digital painting
(magpie is pica pica in latin, so there you go)

i guess i'll just have to :+fav: it, don't i? ;-)

and it's really a beatuiful piece of art
the shiny blue-green-ish feathers really stand out and the birds expression is wonderful
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