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Reverence by Himmapaan Reverence by Himmapaan
Révérence

A sort of companion piece to Run. The cormorant is Katrina van Grouw, the author of The Unfeathered Bird and one of my most admired living artists, whom Marc and I had the honour of meeting.

DA does not allow accented characters in titles (very poor). My choice of the French 'Révérence' is in reference to both the act of bowing and to the more obvious meaning of showing great respect.

I did this relatively quickly and am not entirely happy with the result, but it will do for now. It also did not scan too well.

Pencil, coloured pencils, sepia ink, marker and gouache on recycled paper.
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EarthHart Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
What a lady. The book looks amazing :wow: Have to save up me pennies :D
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Sir-Pumpkinhead Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The detail in the feathers is mind-blowing :) And I really like the texture you worked in ^___^
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, Javier. ^^
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evanjensen Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh, I see, the graphite did its unfathomable scanning refusal. I wish graphite would scan better... every time. But aside that it looks great. Though I do wish for some grounding shadows on the birds.
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, Evan. Ah, yes, I've been doing the non-grounded vignette thing often of late that I forget when shadows would have been more apt.
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Kazuma27 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That is a really good book, excellent i'd say, can't wait to get it!
This really gives it justice, love the curiosity in the eyes of the magpie, the impatience in the stance of the crane and the majesty in the cormorant :)
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echdhu Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
How do you manage to get those subtle tints on the bird's plumage? A beautiful piece of work. And the the book is fascinating..
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. I'm afraid I fudged the cormorant somewhat, but I'm relieved that it seems to work for you! The tints are just many layers of colour.
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Albertonykus Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
Great tribute!
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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