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Tiny Jewel 5 Finish by GreenGosselin Tiny Jewel 5 Finish by GreenGosselin
[link] Is the photo I used with her permission.

FINISHED!!! And here's what I did. I took a soft eraser in Corel and reduced opacity to 15 percent and carefully erased some of the shadow over the yellow feathers to bring the original color back out. Then I went back to the basic color layer from step 2 and created another 'normal' layer over it and used a color pencil to carefully add in a little more yellow to brighten the feather of the head and beneath the wing. Then I used the same layer and opacity to just as carefully add a light yellow/white highlight to the top of the head and neck and the tail. I also put a tiny bit of the highlight under the bird's neck. Then I worked on the background with another 'normal' layer and just used a 'real dry brush' acrylic brush to block in a bunch of dark to nuetral colors and blended them with the detail blender.

Viola!

Thanks to ParadigmParadox for letting me use her gorgeous photo to paint this. she really captured a gorgeous little lady and it inspired me to push myself to paint something I don't normally paint. :D

Photo Copyright (C) AMS ParadigmParadox 2012, all rights reserved. This is not orphaned art or public domain. Please ask artist for permission before use.

Painting Copyright (C) 2012, Chibi Karen Sudios LLC. All rights reserved. This is not orphaned art or Public domain. Please ask artist for permission before use.
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Kelli-3 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015
Wow. Your artwork is amazing.
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GreenGosselin Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much!
 :)
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ColinPrince Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
I had a hard time believing this was a drawing at first this makes me speechless.  Great work.  
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GreenGosselin Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks Colin! :D
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Orion159 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Saw the work you did up to this!

Great job!
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GreenGosselin Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much!
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NeonBoneyard Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought this was a photo that you took from the thumbnail!! Definitely going in my next feature. :3 I have zero words for it, it is so stunning!!!!
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GreenGosselin Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :3 That's very kind of you. :heart: Thanks for the fav too.
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fickleWind Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
Really great work, very beautifull and masterfully done (to my untrained eyes:)), thx for posting all the wips also, it teaches a lot.
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GreenGosselin Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you for the compliments. :D And you're welcome. I've found lately I kind of enjoy sharing what I've learned about painting. :D
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Scottworldwide Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Professional Photographer
Nice work. The overall affect really gets across the motion.
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GreenGosselin Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I really fell in love with this little hummingbird.
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ParadigmParadox Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
Bravo Karen! I just went through and looked at all of the steps, in order, saving the final for last... You did a great job! Little "Eva" would be delighted with her portrait. :hug:
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GreenGosselin Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
:hug: Thanks!! It was a challenge and I loved it. It really pushed me with the feathers. Thank you so much for letting me use your photo. :hug: And thanks for the favorite too.
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ParadigmParadox Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
:highfive:
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