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Superb Starling by pikaole Superb Starling by pikaole
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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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zerda-vulpes Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist
The colours are beautiful! Well done!
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pikaole Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much :D
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Randamu-Chan Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
CUTE!
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pikaole Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks
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Randamu-Chan Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome ^^
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Kittykatkookie Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
This is so pretty and colourful! Wonderful job
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pikaole Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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Kittykatkookie Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
No problem ^^
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LightlyEve Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very colorful and cheerful =)
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pikaole Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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