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Some Pratchett fan art for a change. Done in Painter & Photoshop. I spend an insane amount of time just trying to learn to draw birds for this, damn those feathers!

Process here: Susan Progress by Suncut
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GregorKerle Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2016  Professional General Artist
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hermafrodite Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
hello
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MerzAnnika Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
love the colours and the raven
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Suncut Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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MerzAnnika Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You´re welcome
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PenThatDoesNotWrite Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really phenomenal. Maybe it could use a few darker shadows, but apart from that it's flawless. I think the time you spent on birds really paid off, the feathers, particularly those little highlights, look fantastic.
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Suncut Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! It's always hard to find the correct balance of the darkest shadows for me, especially tricky for a piece like this that has a lot of black, since I don't generally like using a lot of darks in my pieces. Here I tried to concentrate the highest contrast on the face only, but I recognize it might not have been totally successful!
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PenThatDoesNotWrite Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well I tend to go overboard with shadows in my work, so I probably shouldn't be talking.

After reading your comment I took another look at this piece and I realized that the contrast is highest on the face, making it that much more menacing. I guess I was too busy staring at the bird to notice! That's no fault of yours though, it's just a really impressive bird.
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Suncut Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Yeah I think something like tweaking values and learning new things about them is just something that you never get over and stop learning, I've always preferred a very subtle approach to value, but sometimes it's just really hard to find that good balance. I really wish I had some proper time to do a few life studies in oils right now! For some reason balancing value in traditional media always seems easier/ more intuitive for me.
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