Drawing/paintings of chickens/other fowl!

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by MaddiesMum, Nov 5, 2013.

  1. MaddiesMum

    MaddiesMum Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hey everyone!

    I'd love to see the work everyone has done, at any skill level!

    I did this one a few months ago in a spur of the moment bit of inspiration. It is just a chicken off of google but I grabbed the closest piece of anything I could work on (I had never painted on wood before) and off I went. After not doing any drawing for about 2 or so years I'm fairly happy with the outcome. The eye is a little out of place but who cares ;)


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    Lets see yours!
     
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  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Oh that is amazing! :)
     
  3. MaddiesMum

    MaddiesMum Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you! I really wish some other people would show some! [​IMG]
     
  4. chickenboy190

    chickenboy190 Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't paint but I'll be seeing some of the other artist :)
     
  5. Gryphon

    Gryphon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I posted this some while ago in another thread, but that one's been gone so long I doubt many have seen it, so I'll put up the pic again. :)
    [​IMG] was the original, and I drew it's likeness on mat board with colored pencils:
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    I also drew this with ink pen on rag board:
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  6. MaddiesMum

    MaddiesMum Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wow! That's awesome! I've always had trouble with both coloured pencils AND ink.. Great job! :)
     
  7. Gryphon

    Gryphon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! Your painting REALLY makes me want to give painting on wood a shot though! I love how the wood grain shows through the paint and gives it even more character.
     
  8. MaddiesMum

    MaddiesMum Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'd highly recommend it! I built it up in thin layers using acrylic dipped in water, it was really neat how the wood would absorb all the water, thus never ruining previous paint layers. Id definitely do it again! One of the best surfaces I've used.
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    My DH started oil painting again after over 20 years away from it in order to present a gift to a dear friend. This is a portrait of her flock rooster, Lancelot, who has battled coyotes, foxes, hawks, invading roosters, and even a rottweiler and lived to tell the tales. He'd never done a chicken before, only mostly fantasy and landscapes and old barns.

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    This picture of Lancelot is the one used.

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  10. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I just saw this thread again...this is a wonderful job! And the comb/wattles and hackle feathers are especially good.
     

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