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Everglades by KaiserFlames Everglades by KaiserFlames
This was the final project for my Illustration Studio class in which we were told to create a piece based on one of a number of national parks or sports with the intent to turn it into stamps. I chose the 3 on top of 3 layout and the Everglades, with birds as my choice as the subject matter. From left to right, top to bottom the animals pictured are: Swallow-tailed Kite, Roseate Tern, Swamp Sparrow, Purple Gallinule, Red Knot, and the Black-Crowned Night Heron. This is my first attempt at this kind of illustration and while I enjoyed it, I know for a fact that I did not get the birds perfect, especially in regards to scale (except for the terns, they're in the SUPER FOREGROUD, so they're bigger than they ought to be). Still, it was a fun exercise.

I love birds!

Approx. 9 hours, PSCS5, Intuos3
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10animallover10 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
Very pretty illustration
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KingOfDillChips Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kewl. :3
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Ciameth Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love this--seeing an assortment of birds in their native habitat. It's one of my favorite pieces in your gallery. I've featured it in my Ardeidae journal here: [link]
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KaiserFlames Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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babbletrish Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Very cool! And don't worry about the scale or anything like that; have you seen James Guerney's "panoramic" stamp set?
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varpunen-laulaa Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
Birds are beautiful and this is a gorgeous illustration... who cares if it's not perfectly to scale. The composition is astounding!
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Viergacht Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
How cool! I used to live in Florida, and this makes me a bit homesick.
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meihua Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
This would be such a great stamp collection, I'd totally buy it :D
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Kynamh Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
What's impressive about this is that is looks like it could have been done with traditional media. Very awesome.
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
Very different from what I know of your work, but utterly lovely and entrancing.
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