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Daylight by kalicothekat Daylight by kalicothekat
My 5th watercolor painting ^____^.

It's for my mom for mother's day. She said she liked my birds, so I drew her a Carolina Chickadee, a really pretty little bird ^__^. She loved it, so that's good :D. I found this neat ref pic in my North American bird book with the blue reflecting off of the wings, so I decided to do that. They don't have blue wings, and yet it looks so cool with them ^__^.

I guess you could say the title was inspired by a Coldplay song of the same name...but I had already finished all the sparklinesses when I decided to make the light and name it Daylight. xD; Good song; you should listen to it! :nod:

This probably won't get too many comments, as it's not fantasy (I've noticed that a lot of my non-fantasy art is looked over, so I don't upload as much of it anymore). But, oh well. I really like this ^_^. The top of the pic got cut off on the scan...just in case you cared xD.

Watercolors are my very favorite medium. :nod: OH, and I tried something that REALLY turned out well: I used white acylic paint for the highlights! It really works well! :D

Pencil sketch-->Micron lineart--> Watercolors-->Acrylic Paint
6-7 hrs. or so. Watched National Treasure, part of HP2 (it was on abc *shrug*), and listened to Speed of Sound and Daylight, by Colplay. National Treasure is a good movie! :D

Picture is to me.
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:iconevci97:
Evci97 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
Beautiful...
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:iconemberiza:
Emberiza Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow.. O.O Just perfect! I loved the details and I love these little birds, titmice!
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:iconemily-fox:
Emily-Fox Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009  Student Interface Designer
Feature [link] :)
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:iconkawaii-yume123:
Kawaii-Yume123 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is so beautiful <3
I love the colors ^0^
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gryphonflight Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2006
that is sooooo very good!
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:iconotterdog:
Otterdog Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2005
Cool. :ahoy:

Chickadee's are my favourite type of bird.
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:iconkalicothekat:
kalicothekat Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
They're one of my favs too n__n Thanks!
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Otterdog Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2005
De nada! :ahoy:
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:iconotterdog:
Otterdog Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2005
Cool. :ahoy:
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:iconsasky:
Sasky Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree with your mom- your birds are beautiful!
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:iconkalicothekat:
kalicothekat Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
-sorry for the late reply-
aww, thank you! ^_^
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:iconsasky:
Sasky Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are very welcome!
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DoodleDragon Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2005
Nice job on the wings! I love Chickadees. They are such sweet little birds. I may have to try highlighting with white acrylic.
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kalicothekat Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
It really works well :D. If you have good acrylic, it can work really similar to watercolor and you can even mix it with your watercolors :) (I ended up having to on some pictures because I'm almost out of white watercolor paint xD). Thank you!
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ThirdlyGoldenCat Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2005
You don't need me to tell you it's gorgeous...it just is :nod:
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:iconkalicothekat:
kalicothekat Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
awww, thanks :D And thanks for the fav!!
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betsybauer Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2005  Professional Filmographer
I am in love with this painting of yours. :heart: Verrrrryyy nice job. =D
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:iconkalicothekat:
kalicothekat Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! ^__^
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ChocolateCello Featured By Owner May 31, 2005
That is amazing!! great job, and you must be really patient to do watercolors. I'm really impatient so I always rush into the next color before the first one's done, and they get all blurry, lol.
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:iconkalicothekat:
kalicothekat Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
n____n I had to be extremely patient...I felt like throwing it out a window at one point when the colors ran XDDD. Yeah....xD Thanks so much!
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rhou Featured By Owner May 25, 2005
wow, this is an amazing piece. Very detailed, great perspective on the wings.
what a cute little bird. :) nice work!
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:iconkalicothekat:
kalicothekat Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! ^___^
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pandorabox Featured By Owner May 20, 2005
Whoa, great job on the perspective of the wings. The detail on the wings came out pretty awesome, methinks.
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:iconkalicothekat:
kalicothekat Featured By Owner May 20, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much n__n
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:iconaissyla:
Aissyla Featured By Owner May 11, 2005
awsome work :)
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:iconkalicothekat:
kalicothekat Featured By Owner May 12, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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:iconshezzy:
Shezzy Featured By Owner May 10, 2005
COol! The greatest work! Nice birdy very like it!
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:iconkalicothekat:
kalicothekat Featured By Owner May 10, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
^__^ Thanks!
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:iconforestcat:
forestcat Featured By Owner May 10, 2005
I like it. :) You've a talent for watercolor. ^^
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:iconkalicothekat:
kalicothekat Featured By Owner May 10, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
^^ Thank you!! :D
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Tigzz Featured By Owner May 10, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow: WOW :+favlove:
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:iconkalicothekat:
kalicothekat Featured By Owner May 10, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
n_n Thanks for the fav!!
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sarya Featured By Owner May 10, 2005  Student Digital Artist
YOU ARE AMAZING! ^0^

Seriously, you posess in insanely large and shiny amount of talent! I only wish I had somma that! xP
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kalicothekat Featured By Owner May 10, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
awww...thank you Sarya my love! :D You have such oekaki skills....the likes of which I SHALL NEVER HAVE O__O. :D
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nekokawai Featured By Owner May 9, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
pretty :D what else can I say
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:iconkalicothekat:
kalicothekat Featured By Owner May 10, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
^__^ Thanks so much :D. :glomp:
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TNHawke Featured By Owner May 9, 2005
awwwww, he's so CUTE! Well done.
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:iconkalicothekat:
kalicothekat Featured By Owner May 10, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Hawke :)
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TwistedGenie Featured By Owner May 9, 2005   Traditional Artist
Absolutely beautifully done!! :)
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:iconkalicothekat:
kalicothekat Featured By Owner May 9, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
^__^ Thank you!
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TwistedGenie Featured By Owner May 10, 2005   Traditional Artist
U r very welcome!! :hug:
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ZombifiedWolf Featured By Owner May 9, 2005
Wow. This is REALLY amazing! *0*

Haha, now I know how to do the symbol! xD
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:iconkalicothekat:
kalicothekat Featured By Owner May 9, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
xD Useful little trick, isn't it? :) Thanks!
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:iconzombifiedwolf:
ZombifiedWolf Featured By Owner May 10, 2005
One day, I was just playing around with teh alt + 4 numbers, and you get the coolest symbols! xD

'Welcome! ^^
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:iconkitarakata:
kitarakata Featured By Owner May 9, 2005
Wow, very nice. I've never been very good with watercolours. I just did my first watercolour piece ever for Mother's Day. XD
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:iconcelticblack:
celticblack Featured By Owner May 9, 2005
The detail is outstanding, I love the softness of the feathers, so beautiful. :)
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:iconkalicothekat:
kalicothekat Featured By Owner May 10, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
:) Thank you very much, Celticblack :D.
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:iconiceh:
Iceh Featured By Owner May 9, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
This is awsome! Good Job! ^^
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:iconkalicothekat:
kalicothekat Featured By Owner May 10, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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shadowlupen Featured By Owner May 9, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
very pretty. This is realy good :D :D
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