Pencil/Painting Chickens CHAT

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by TheChiggens, Nov 24, 2019.

  1. TheChiggens

    TheChiggens The Cluckmazing Factor

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    I have just started trying this out and I suggest you try to!

    It's hard at first but if you understand the basic body of different breeds it not too hard! I do hope to see people in this chat! I haven't seen many on this topic though.

    I just use a pencil and colored pencils. And blend it to make the right shades. Here is a BO Rooster. (yes I'm a beginner)
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    If you have already done this before or enjoy doing this today SHARE PICTURES! I would love to see them. Don't be afraid to share.

    Here is a pic of a really good drawing of a Blue Bantam Cochin! It looks like an oil painting.
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    Or this scetch of a Cochin!
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    Also, you may notice the nice old drawing in Murray McMurray Hatchery Catalogs!

    SO good luck and Keep Clucking!
     
  2. HomesteaderWife

    HomesteaderWife Crowing

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    To be honest I have yet to ever try pencil sketches of my birds. Tried once to do a pen sketch and I have painted a few times with acrylics.

    We lost our Rhode Island Red awhile back and painted her goofy expression on a memorial stone.
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    Here's a recent Christmas ornament in acrylic on a wood slice for our two ducks
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  3. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Great job! Love them all! :love
     
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  4. Fur-N-Fowl

    Fur-N-Fowl Crowing

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    I'm on with drawing one of my Silkies now but it'll take me another good few weeks until it's finished :caf

    It's a long process but I'll post it here when I'm finished it :)
     
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  5. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Pullarius

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    I haven't done any finished chicken pieces in years—I should do some more. Remind me if I don't. Here are a few old pieces in the meanwhile that I did in graphite pencil.
    pencil1.jpg pencil3.jpg
     
  6. TheChiggens

    TheChiggens The Cluckmazing Factor

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    Absolutely amazing drawings @BantyChooks :love:love:bow
    Especially the 1st picture!
     
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  7. TheChiggens

    TheChiggens The Cluckmazing Factor

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    Its amazing what can be done with just a graphite pencil.
     
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  8. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Pullarius

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    Isn't it? There are a few artists I keep tabs on that are wizards with a pencil. The work they do looks like a greyscale photograph.
    I did this piece more recently, about a year ago. (What? It's not a chicken? Nonsense.)
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  9. TheChiggens

    TheChiggens The Cluckmazing Factor

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    There is a tear in my eye. Its so realistic! Like iam looking at a black and white photo! The shading is perfect :clap

    Must have taken months:th
     
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  10. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Pullarius

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    Thank you—it did take months, but most of that time was spent procrastinating. :lol:
     
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