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Peafowl Head Progress by Himmapaan Peafowl Head Progress by Himmapaan
Oops, another in-progress picture. I do apologise. This, of course, is the green peafowl (Pavo muticus), which as everybody knows is altogether superior to the blue.

Hopefully this should be finished in colour. At this stage, it has been washed in several layers of ink.

Chinese ink on Arches hot pressed watercolour paper tinted with tea, 94mm diameter.


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:iconfademian:
FaDemian Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
awesome !!
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Oak-Child Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Truly wonderful!
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WalkingAntique3 Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
delicately strong image
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TylerAkula Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I didn't know it was superior to the blue
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I was being tongue-in-cheek.
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EarthHart Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Looking forward to seeing the finished article :excited: :clap:
Sorry Niroot, for rushing through, but I'm so far behind :hug:
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Not at all! :hug: Thank you so much for viewing what you can. I'm afraid I often can't myself. :(
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PaperSpiders Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I am very curious about your brushes. They look similar to those Chinese calligraphy brushes, but I'd image they are much superior in quality to mine. Are they what you have used to get such fine lines?
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
They are indeed Chinese brushes. I've shared pictures of some of them a few times previously:
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^_^
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CodyVBurkett Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is magnificent.
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alex9169 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
cool!
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:la:
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
I don't know them well enough to rank them I suppose, I just know each thinks themself superior to everyone and the peahens know better...
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TeasleyArt Featured By Owner May 10, 2013   Traditional Artist
This is amazing! The amount of fine detail you achieve is just :omg:, my jaw is dropping on the floor. Keep up the good work!:heart:
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ZaeavYeelell Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your detail is always astounding. The photorealism you manage to achieve, sans magnifier and even before adding any pigmentation further than staining your paper, never fails to blow me away.
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yakkingyetis Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
brilliant !!
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Quba46 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
The level of detail is just stunning and it's such a small piece. I'm really impressed :O
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pie-chrstn Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whoa, you did this with a brush? That's amazing!
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IllusionFantasy Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW!! thats amazing
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:iconwai-jing:
Wai-Jing Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hang on... you draw all these things with a Chinese brush??!!? *A*
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I do indeed. ^_^
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Wai-Jing Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I can't believe it! That's amazing!!!
I can barely use a Chinese brush to write my name. And I've been trying to become halfway-decent at it for years. That's some mad skills and control - it's so damn intricate!!! D:
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I wish I could actually do Chinese calligraphy. It would of course help to understand the language and have been practising writing the characters for years, neither of which is true of me, unfortunately. It's easier for me to draw and paint with Chinese brushes!
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Wai-Jing Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Heh, I know the feeling. My dad is very good at Chinese calligraphy, it comes naturally to him. He has tried to teach me in the past (I don't know the language either!) but I don't have the knack for it.
Just copying the Chinese characters isn't enough. It's a pictorial language, so you have to know how to interpret the subject matter through the letter form, as well as expressing your own innate sense of self. It's a very intuitive art form, yet also very disciplined.
It's very complicated - but then, so is what you do :)
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Exactly.

Thank you.
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rydicanubis Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
Do you work with a magnifier when you do these small pieces? Because truly, they are magnificent in their detail.
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm afraid I don't. I find the disconnect very awkward.

Thank you so much.
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rydicanubis Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
You're very welcome. And I am even more impressed by the level of detail you produce without any magnification.
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Fash-ion Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are the Jeweler, Himmapaan! Great work :)
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much.
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my-little-infinity Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
Wow, lovely job :D
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SylvanSmith Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice.
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