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a charcoal drawing of a woodpecker using charcoal

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That woodpecker...

Recalling my bird watching skills, that bird resembles a Flicker, That crest and the speckled feather pattern (which you captured very well) are few of the characteristics I recognise. However I'm not sure if I'm right since theres no feather patterns on its chest

You did an impressive job with this, The lighting is balanced, the birds posture seems to appear correct to an extent. The only visible flaw I can make out is that theirs no indication of where the legs exit the feathers.

This link leads to a photo of the same bird (or at least very similar if my guess was incorrect) in a similar posture, you can kind of see how the legs extend from the body.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Northern_Flicker.jpg

Finally, the fact you managed to get that detail in charcol, is suprising. I've tried making a drawing with charcol myself, it wasn't easy, either that or I a tad too impatient. Overall, aside from a flaw or two, this is a excellent picture.

TheL1st responds:

thanks, this is actually one of the first birds i drew
but its a red bellied wood pecker

http://www.birdwatchersdigest.com/site/images/bird_id/red_bellied_wp.jpg

You just have to be patient with the charcoal, and use a lot , A LOT, of layers
the wing is many many many layers of charcoal of different shades and tints
you just have to work with it

and make sure when you're all done u give it a nice matte finish to keep it fomr smudging

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