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Raptor by markstewart Raptor by markstewart
Graphite on A4 Bristol.
Bird reference here [link]
Background inspired from stock image here [link] Thanks to *malleni-stock
This was drawn to practice feathers which is an ongoing thing i do every now and again.
My other bird drawing ..
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:iconmadmadman01:
madmadman01 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013   General Artist
oooh, nice. i like how he looks human in this piece.
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
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ONYXPRECURSER Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist
wow thats a million times better then anything i can draw
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013   Traditional Artist
Many thanks :D
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ONYXPRECURSER Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist
no prob :)
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Glen-Artfuk Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
'This was drawn to practice feathers ' - brother u don't need anymore practice. great work.
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks very much, glad you like it. I do find birds a little stiff .. Like they have been stuffed and put on display. I want to loosen them up a little but I get too carried away with too many tight details. I do keep trying though ;)
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TalkStock Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
Lovely. Love Harris hawks. :)
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks, i wasn't really sure which hawk it was ;) glad you like it.
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SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
Great work, I can't believe you drew all those feathers! Must've taken a really long time. :faint: Nice work though, it looks fantastic!
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markstewart Featured By Owner May 24, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks, i enjoy trying to do birds and i struggled a lot with this one. I would not call it a portfolio piece as it's a bit stiff and lifeless but i learned from my mistakes. Some of the best birds on DA are drawn looser and they look more natural .. that's where i want to get too and i find it so hard because of my natural style. I'll keep trying though ;)
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AngelasPortraits Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am sure I commented on this and faved it also!!
Apparantley not:confused:

So ...... this is magnificent, so beautiful:heart:

I don't remember getting this in my inbox ....
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
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aRtUSSELL Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
A majestic creature, magically portrayed.
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
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JustABeautifulDream Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
Wow, I just love the shading of the eye! Really great work there.
And so many feathers. :faint: I like that they all look different and aren't perfect. Makes them look real.
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
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LilaeaBluecoat Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
This really was worth all the time and effort you've put into it! The details are just excellent!
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you, no more feathers for a while ;)
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:iconafinewar:
AFineWar Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is incredible, you did such a lovely job with the texture of the feathers.
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
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SalmaAshraf Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012   Traditional Artist
wow.. you're so good at drawing/painting animals :)
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
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xeena-dragonkizz Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
Your art is just SO WOW!!!
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :D
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AnnMarieBone Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
What brilliant details!
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you Ann, glad you like it :D
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crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
waw mark this is fabulous, i have painted a buzzard!
you are such a great artist, omg i love your pencil strokes
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks, yes i saw your bird .. i totally love it. You must do more, that bird is so wonderful :clap: :faint:
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:iconcrayonmaniac:
crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
so is yours, we will both do more then, it is a deal
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012   Traditional Artist
Ok deal :thumbsup:
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meihua Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
Great work, very detailed!
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconmaran-zelde:
Maran-Zelde Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing detail! The composition is good too.
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Wonderful work and gorgeous drawing! I love your particular composition choice--works well! That's a wise idea to practice particular things like that every once in a while; it keeps your skills nice and sharp. ;)
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you and yes .. got to keep practicing :)
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eajna Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012   Traditional Artist
excellent drawing as always :clap: those feathers are so perfectly detailed and the background looks wonderful, too. :love:
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :D
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zakkiya29 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And that goes into one of my favorites again! :D
Good job Mark. The background looks great. :thumbsup:
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks, i don't do enough backgrounds .. it was fun ;)
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VahnKira Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It is wonderful ! Such beauty and the background :clap:
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you, glad you like it :)
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:iconkw-scott:
KW-Scott Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Great job my friend I just love how this piece came out :D
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks, it's a step in the right direction, a lot to think about on the next one :)
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:iconkw-scott:
KW-Scott Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes birds are one of my favorite subjects but there's alot to drawing one :D
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AthenaTT Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
WONDERFUL!! :clap:
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
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CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing detail, very well done.
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:iconmarkstewart:
markstewart Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :D
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