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Superb Starling by pikaole Superb Starling by pikaole
print is available : [link]

Superb Starling.
I needed new design for phone strap which is little present for friend.
So first, It was just color testing for it.
However I painted it all day.
I don't know why.
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Given 2010-09-03
Superb Starling by *pikaole is one of the most eye-catching pieces I've seen in a while. Superb colour scheme and terrific drawing style! ( Suggested by oyah and Featured by Atramina )
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Critique by G-Perk Sep 3, 2010, 6:57:38 AM
The artwork you see on this site can really catch your eye. This one did at the bottom of the page.

A small puffball of energy, happiness, and utter adorable loveliness made me swell with glee.

I love birds of all shapes and sizes and knowing what they actually look like made seeing this little all the more delightful.

While the bird itself is the centerpiece of the art, the background adds to the uplifting air that the bird brings to the viewer.

Cheerful, uplifting, wonderful. Seeing this peaks my curiosity to learn more about birds, art, and the ways we express ourselves in this diverse and crazy world.
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The first thing which crosses my mind when I view this piece is that it is a really good example of how a subject can be stylized.

I tend to see a lot of younger artists create something and then dismiss anatomy mistakes or other shortcomings as "my style" and while I tend to view that as an excuse what I see here is actually a great example of what a stylized rendering should actually look like and it's easy to see why this was selected as a Daily Deviation.

The round shape of the starling with the contrasting colors puts the immediate focus on the bird and you keep the background sparse enough not to draw attention away from it but still full enough that it's not one of those empty wastelands you see so often as a background ;)

Excellent effort.
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hypercrabby Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014
So bright and cheery! I love the color scheme! Wonderful work~
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:iconpikaole:
pikaole Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much :)
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:iconkahj:
kahj Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
what medium did you use here? 
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:iconpikaole:
pikaole Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It worked on Photoshop CS 5 :D
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:iconkahj:
kahj Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
so warm and light and cheery I just ,,,,love it
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:iconpikaole:
pikaole Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much :D
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:iconzerda-vulpes:
zerda-vulpes Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist
The colours are beautiful! Well done!
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:iconpikaole:
pikaole Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much :D
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:iconrandamu-chan:
Randamu-Chan Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
CUTE!
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:iconpikaole:
pikaole Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks
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:iconrandamu-chan:
Randamu-Chan Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome ^^
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:iconkittykatkookie:
Kittykatkookie Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
This is so pretty and colourful! Wonderful job
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:iconpikaole:
pikaole Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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:iconkittykatkookie:
Kittykatkookie Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
No problem ^^
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:iconlightlyeve:
LightlyEve Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very colorful and cheerful =)
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:iconpikaole:
pikaole Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconlightlyeve:
LightlyEve Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome!  
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:icongryffgirl:
Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
Such gorgeous colors and I love the textured feathers!
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:iconpikaole:
pikaole Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconkittykillsall:
KittyKillsAll Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How cute! Your artwork is so lovely!
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:iconpikaole:
pikaole Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconkittykillsall:
KittyKillsAll Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I already watch way too many artists on here and tumblr to add you >_< but I did like your facebook page so I could still check out your art!
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:iconpikaole:
pikaole Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ah! Thanks for like it XD hehe
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:iconlustanjo:
Lustanjo Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student General Artist
niiice!<3
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:iconpikaole:
pikaole Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks
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:iconmk-kayem:
mk-kayem Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
adorable :heart:
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:iconpikaole:
pikaole Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks
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:iconripleyem:
ripleyem Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, that's beautiful! I love how vibrant the colors are, and the bird is adorable. Just looking at it puts a smile on my face. :)
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:iconpikaole:
pikaole Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe thank you so much XD
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:icon101gleek101:
101gleek101 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your work has been featured here; [link]
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:iconbecsketch:
becsketch Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I love the texture the tone on tone line makes, and his shape is just so appealing! Love the teal and orange together :D
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:iconpikaole:
pikaole Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconlittledragonspirit:
LittleDragonSpirit Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
Hehe, it's so chubby, it's way too adorable! :aww:
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:iconpikaole:
pikaole Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you XD
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:iconpapercolour:
Papercolour Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Lovely colours!
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:iconpapercolour:
Papercolour Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Lovely colours!
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:iconpikaole:
pikaole Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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:icondunai:
dunai Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
no! it's too cute! ;D
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:iconpikaole:
pikaole Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks
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:iconsandsandra:
sandsandra Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
beautiful!
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:iconpikaole:
pikaole Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks
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:iconrogeregoo:
Rogeregoo Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
I really like your style!...this is great!
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:iconpikaole:
pikaole Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconscrambledmeg:
ScrambledMeg Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Student
I love the little puffs of air coming from its nostrils. ;u;
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:iconpikaole:
pikaole Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconscrambledmeg:
ScrambledMeg Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Student
welcome~
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cupiocupio Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
you´ve been featured here! :heart:

[link]
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:iconpikaole:
pikaole Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for featuring :)
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:iconcustomcookie:
CustomCookie Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
Hi, can I use this as avatar for Gmail?
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:iconpikaole:
pikaole Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yep. It's okay :)
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