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Barn Swallow

I.. kinda veered off course a little, I’m sorry!  But I did find the course steps useful to follow at least for the bird.  I tried to start with color blocks, which I forgot to screen cap first, but I kept running into proportion issues so I did a loose sketch to help me map the placement first.

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Then I did block in the color blocks, and started working on refinement.e02fb301

At this point I decided I didn’t want to just copy the reference’s background, so I kinda played around with bokeh-ish colors, but decided I wanted to simplify it and just made it a solid color with some suggestions of wheat stalks.

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And then it was just kind of a matter of refining and adjusting, trying to pay attention to the shapes in the references.

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And kind of as a last step I decided to add a more illustrative element to the background as well, so I added this sort of star-field pattern background and some textures to make it a bit more interesting.

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Thank you for taking the time to make this course!

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