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Drawing a semi-realistic a zebra finch

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Drawing a semi-realistic a zebra finch

Post by Tielferretfinch on Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:33 am

I love half cartooning some sketches!!
First and foremost, of course the outline!

The face is the first part i always work on. Usually male zebra finches have a dark cap and a lighter head

Start shading in the body and blending. Zebra finches are very smooth birds so there will likely not be a lot of detailing. Remember that the back is darker then the head and the bottom flights will likely be almost black. A lot of zebra finches also have lacing in the wings( white outlines) Also remember the rump is ALWAYS white on a normal zebra

Add color! for the cheeks, color is almost hard to get. In quick lines, put a few streaks of orange, and a few streaks of light brown. The beak will be red and the legs will be red in the middle with orange toes and edges.

i am a FIRM believer in BLENDING, BLEND BLEND!!! The flanks will also be a chestnut brown.

Add the final touches and detailing and the final picture should be something like this. in my case, Lux has a bit of brown on his back(because he is split to fawn) So the back actually has brown in it(though it's hard to see).


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Re: Drawing a semi-realistic a zebra finch

Post by Little Feathered Friends on Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:43 am

Looks good! Very Happy
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Post by Lexi on Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:57 am

Great tutorial!Smile
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