it's finally done, I am so happy this took so long And I mean long. I am tired but happy this is done. I have no idea how this took but it was more then 5 hours because I worked on this at least an hour a day. I hope you like :3
The image is a little fuzzy. I would consider a black outline and/or adding more contrast to the colors in your image. The porportions, colors, and movement of the hawk are very good though. The shadows are pretty good, I would consider making the beak and talons more shiny by adding the blacks and whites sharper and more bold. Adding a background would also help bolden the image and make it more realistic. Your coloring is pretty spot on. The eyes are very expressive and would stand out make by darkening the area around the eyes. I hope my critique helped Your natural skills are very good and with a little practice you can get even better.
This is a pretty good start! A lot of what ~katrina3145 said are things I agree with. Your coloring is lovely and does a great job giving the impression of feathers. I don't necessarily think you have to have a dark outline, personal style does somewhat come into play in that area. It looks like you used a soft brush, which is giving this a somewhat blurry look. You could use an outline, or use a harder brush to give a more concrete edge and take away the blurry feel. Darkening your darker areas and lightening the lighter ones to create more contrast will help diffrentiate the different parts of the bird, too. I would especially recommend that around the eye, where your great eye shape is a little lost due the soft edges. It kind of blurs together around there. I would also recommend doing something to help separate the feet, they look a bit like a jumble of talons right now, and confuses the eye. A background would help add some impact to your picture, and make it look more polished and finished, but of course its not necessary. ^^
Other than that, I think you're on a roll! Keep up the great work!
JinxxCatFeatured By OwnerJan 31, 2013Student Traditional Artist
I agree with katina3145, you should make it a little more bold, and the coloring is perfect, and the beak a little bit longer. Maybe the talons should be a little more.... what can I call it? Separated from one another? Other than that it's amazing. My birds look like a checkmark with wings.